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Putnam County, Georgia VA Property Information

Putnam County VA Home Loan Info2021 $0 down, VA home loan limit for Putnam County is $548,250.

Putnam County was named after a hero of the French and Indian War, Israel Putnam.  Israel Putnam was also a general in the American Revolutionary War. Located in the center of Georgia, Putnam County was officially created by the Georgia General Assembly on December 10, 1807. The county is in proximity to Lake Oconee, giving it plenty of opportunity for aquatic activities. Within driving distance of Putnam County, are the North Georgia Mountains. The current population is 21,192, including a veteran population of 2,025.

Lake Oconee is a reservoir made up of around 18,971 acres of water and is located partly in Putnam County. The lake is a great place for lovers of boating, swimming, and other aquatic activities. The varieties of fish that live in Lake Oconee make it an excellent location for fishing. Lake Oconee has over 374 miles of shoreline, so it is the perfect place to relax on a warm summer day. If you enjoy camping, there are many campsites and RV parking areas around the lake.

Partly located in Putnam County is the Oconee National Forest. The Oconee National Forest is home to some of the most diverse plant and animal life in Georgia. The forest is one of the best places in Georgia for camping and hiking. There are over 450 miles of hiking trails in the Oconee National Forest. The rivers and streams in the forest provide excellent opportunities for fishing.

The famous Dairy Festival is held in Putnam County. The Festival celebrates one of the largest industries in Putnam County. Several events are held during the Dairy Festival, including a Tractor Show, Torture Trail Road Race, and even a parade! There is also an annual beauty pageant held at the Dairy Festival, called the Dairy Festival Queen Pageant. The festival also has a multitude of vendor booths, including arts and crafts, food, and non-profit vendors. Children will enjoy all of the rides at the Dairy Festival.

There is a thriving school system in Putnam County, featuring one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. The high school often hosts sporting events that bring out much of the community. Putnam County also has a fully-functioning hospital called Putnam General Hospital.

The Putnam County Wall of Honor features the names of many veterans from Putnam County. Veterans are offered a number of benefits by the State of Georgia, including property tax exemption for eligible disabled veterans. The median housing cost is $140,600, and the median household income is $44,764.

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Putnam County Property Search

VA-approved properties can be searched for in Eatonton and Willard. Call VA Home Loan Centers at 888-573-4496 for an updated list of approved properties.

Putnam County Condo Search

There are not currently any VA-approved condos located in Putnam County. Let VA Home Loan Centers help you get your condo approved.

VFW Post

Post 6686 Carter-Hutchins Post
PO Box 3783
Eatonton, GA 31024
United States
Phone: (706) 485-5322

Meeting Location & Time
602 Monticello Rd.
Eatonton, GA 31024-7254
United States
6:00 PM 2nd Thursday

Quartermaster: Jimmy Willis
Dick Dickens

Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Putnam County

  • Single Family: $400
  • Condominium: $450
  • 2-4 Units: $550
  • Partial Releases: $450
  • Repair Certification: $100


  1. Georgia VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/georgia-va-home-loan-limit/
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