FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Putnam County Executive
June 10, 2013
Putnam to Celebrate County’s 201st Birthday
It may not be the historical milestone that was celebrated last year but it’s still a birthday and Putnam County will celebrate its 201st year at 10 a.m. in the Historic County Courthouse on Gleneida Avenue in Carmel on Wednesday, June 12.
And since no birthday would be complete without a cake, guests, employees and visitors are invited to share in cake and coffee which will be set up in the lobby of the County Office Building across from the courthouse at the conclusion of a brief ceremony.
Once the southern portion of Dutchess County, Putnam was formed on June 12, 1812 when the New York State Legislature deeded what are now the towns of Carmel, Kent, Patterson, Philipstown, Putnam Valley and Southeast, approximately 246 square miles, as an independent county.
It was named for Gen. Israel Putnam, a hero in the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War.