Putnam County is an area rich in leadership, colonial history, modern conveniences and suburban beauty. Located in the lower Hudson River Valley, Putnam County is part of the New York Metropolitan Area - bounded by Dutches County to the north, Westchester County to the South and Connecticut to the East.
Declared an independent county in 1812, Putnam County was named in honor of General Israel Putnam, a general in the American Revolutionary War and a hero in the Indian and French War. Putnam County includes the cities of Monterey, Cookeville, Baxter and Algood.
Whether you are interested in cultural events, history, sports or nature, Putnam County has something for you. Opportunities for camping, fishing, biking, hiking as well as golf and kayaking await you.