Putnam County is located in the northeastern region of Florida, just to the south of Jacksonville, which is Florida’s largest municipality by population and size. Palatka, the County Seat is located on the St. Johns River, one of the few rivers in the world that actually flows north. The river and its tributaries flow through many of Putnam’s communities. We are located within two hours driving distance to all major attractions in central Florida, international airports and Florida’s beautiful beaches.
Welcome to Putnam County, Florida, a progressive rural community with easy access to major metropolitan areas, a competitive business climate, and an attractive lifestyle. We’re nearly equal distance to Jacksonville, Ocala, Daytona, Gainesville, and Orlando making us the hub of Northeast Florida. We’re less than 25 miles to the Atlantic, and have ample waterfront property along many lakes and the St. Johns River.
Our proud community is well poised to grow and our people are our greatest asset. As I am sure you already know, the difference between one community and the next is the people who live there. Here in Putnam County, this is a place where we are all family and everyone is proud to call this their home. Neighbors are not strangers, rather they are all friends and family.
Putnam County, you’ll find, is a mix of old-fashioned values, forward-looking ideas and people working together to make good things happen.