This is an image I captured on a stormy day in March 2012 of the Putnam County Court House in Eatonton,Georgia.
Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,218. The county seat is Eatonton.
Since the early 21st century, the county has seen a housing boom due to its proximity to Lake Oconee, as well as major employment centers such as Atlanta, Athens, and Macon.
Putnam County is named in honor of Israel Putnam, a hero of the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War. It began to be settled after the war, as migrants moved down from the Upper South. The County was created on December 10, 1807 by an act of the Georgia General Assembly.
The county was developed for cotton cultivation, where plantations were dependent on the field labor of numerous African-American slaves. African Americans still comprise more than 40 percent of the county population, even after thousands left during the Great Mig...