Putnam County
Putnam County was established in January 1849 from Alachua, Marion, Mosquito (now Orange) and St. Johns county.

Adjacent counties
Clay County, Florida - north
St. Johns County, Florida - northeast
Flagler County, Florida - east
Volusia County, Florida - southeast
Marion County, Florida - southwest
Alachua County, Florida - west
Bradford County, Florida - northwest

Developing Putman County Lands (Florida East Coast Railway Homeseekers, 1910)
Putnam County is not behind any other county in the State in the matter of development. Just now interest is centered in
the Carraway Farms, situated at Carraway station, on the Georgia Southern and Florida Railway, six miles from Palatka.

These farms are being placed on the market by the E. Z. Jones Co. of 505-507 Atlantic National Bank Building,
Jacksonville, Fla. As will be seen by the half page advertisement in this issue of The Homeseeker, this company's
proposition offers a splendid opportunity to intending settlers to secure some choice Florida farms, which are bring rich

Transportation facilities are exceptionally good and other inducements, such as artesian wells, good ground, and
unexcelled climate, all tend to give promise of a tremendous demand for these farms.

The E. Z. Jones Co. guarantees any and every statement they make to be just as represented. They ask those who are
interested to write for their thirty-six page illustrated prospectus.

Putnam Grower will soon dig fall potatoes (Hastings Herald,  November 8, 1929
Used First Crop No. 3's for Seed
Said to be Fine Quality -- Spaulding Rose Four Variety

Fall Irish potatoes which will run between 75 and 100 barrels to the acre will be harvested within the next two or three
weeks by D. A. Mullis of Palatka, from his 75 acre farm in the Peniel section, says the Daily News.

The tubers were produced from No. 3 potatoes grown in the Palatka-Hastings potato belt and are known as the rose
Four variety. They are large firm potatoes, with few running under the No. 1 grade and a large percentage running as
high as a pound apiece.

Mr. Mullis has but four acres, planted as an experiment, but intends to greatly increase his planting next year.

Grown upon rick muck soil which is bordered on the south by a 35 acre lake, but 1000 pounds of fertilizer per acre was
used in producing the crop. This is about half the amount of fertilizer usually used in this section.

The fact that Florida grown seed was used to produce the crop is interesting to farmers of this section. All the seed of
the spring crops in this famed potato belt is bought in Maine or other Northern centers. Mr. Mullis was given the No. 3's
and culls which he used for seed and planted the small potatoes whole. The vines are healthy and sturdy, producing
eight to ten large potatoes to the hill. Even the large potatoes are  not matured yet, showing slight traces of greenness
but it is anticipated that they will be ready to market in a couple of weeks or so, when the potatoes will be just 90 days
Putnam County 1863 Map
Notice Putnam County confined to west coast of the
St. Johns River.
Putnam County 1874
Notice how Putnam grows to the east bank of
St. Johns River.
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