The New International Encyclopædia/Putnam
PUT'NAM. A city and one of the county seats of Windham County, Conn., 34 miles north of Norwich, and 28 miles west by north of Providence, R. I., on the Quinebaug River, and at the junction of the New York, New Haven and Hartford and the Norwich and Worcester railroads (Map: Connecticut, H 2). It has a public library and the Day Kimball Hospital. The Cargill Falls in the vicinity are of scenic interest. Putnam is situated in an agricultural region, but is interested chiefly in iron-working and in the manufacture of cotton and woolen goods, silks, boots and shoes. The government is vested in a mayor, elected biennially, and a unicameral council. Putnam was incorporated in 1855 and obtained its present city charter in 1895. Population, in 1900, 6667.