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Putnam County, Ohio U.S. Census TIGER/Line map
Putnam County, Ohio, lies in the "Black Swamp" area of northwestern Ohio and was formed from Old Indian Territory in 1820. The land is level and wet but very fertile when drained. Between 1834 and 1850 a large Swiss Mennonite settlement sprang up in southeastern Putnam and northeastern Allen counties. The struggling Blanchard Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church) was founded in the west-central part of the county in 1836.

Author(s) John S Umble
Date Published 1959

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Umble, John S. "Putnam County (Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 27 Apr 2017.,_USA)&oldid=117853.

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Umble, John S. (1959). Putnam County (Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 April 2017, from,_USA)&oldid=117853.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 236. All rights reserved.

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