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Welcome to Putnam ...

The town of Putnam is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Putnam is located in Callahan County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Putnam, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1882.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Putnam has a population of 96 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Putnam is 1,600 feet [488 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Putnam lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Putnam lies within the (325) area code.

The ZIP code for Putnam: 76469<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Putnam had an population of 96 people. This is an increase of 2.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Putnam had a population of 94 people. This makes Putnam the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 94 people, the population of Putnam increased 6.82% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 88 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Putnam.

Communities Also Named Putnam ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 16 communities that are also named Putnam - they are located in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas (2), Maryland, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Putnam.

Communities near Putnam ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Putnam.

  • Clyde
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde is located in Callahan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,881 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde <6>
  • Cisco
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cisco have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cisco
    • Cisco is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,850 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cisco <6>
  • Baird
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baird
    • Baird is located in Callahan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,496 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baird <6>
  • Cross Plains
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Moran
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moran have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moran
    • Moran is located in Shackelford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moran <6>
  • Belle Plain ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Plain
    • Belle Plain is located in Callahan County
  • Nimrod ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nimrod
    • Nimrod is located in Eastland County
  • Cottonwood
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood is located in Callahan County
  • Rowden
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowden
    • Rowden is located in Callahan County
  • Eureka
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka is located in Stephens County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Putnam. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Putnam.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Putnam. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Putnam.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Putnam. See our Newspapers Page for Putnam.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Putnam ...

Looking for more information about Putnam? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Putnam, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Putnam.

Adding Putnam to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Putnam in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Putnam was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Putnam in the book titled .<7> From that list, the Putnam post office opened in 1882.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Putnam.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Putnam. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Callahan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Putnam.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Putnam - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Putnam). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Putnam or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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