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Putnam was formed from Killingly, Thompson and Pomfret when it incorporated in 1855. Today it is bordered by Thompson to the North, Rhode Island to the East, Killingly to the South and Woodstock to the West. The town is appx. 20.4 sq.miles with a 2000 population of 9,002 residents and is named after Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam. In August 1955, the town of devasted by severe flooding caused from hurricanes Connie & Diane, occuring within the same week. Homes, businesses and the town railroad system was destroyed.
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Comments: Birth, Marriage and Death records for Putnam are available from 1855 to the present. Connecticut town halls hold all original records, with copies after 1897 being sent to the CT Vital Records Dept. In order to access most records less than 100 years old, you must be a member of an incorporated Genealogical Society such as the Connecitcut Society of Genealogists. Confirmaton of hours, fees and availability of records should be verified before visiting the office.
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