Putnam County in the southeastern part of the state of New York is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area and has a population of approximately 98,000 people as of the 2020 census. The county seat is Carmel.
The county is named after Israel Putnam, a general in the American Revolutionary War who fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
Putnam County is known for its several state parks and nature preserves in the area, including Fahnestock State Park and Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park. The county is also home to several lakes and reservoirs, including Lake Mahopac, Lake Oscawana, and the Croton Falls Reservoir.
Only around 12% of households in Putnam use fuel oil according to a 2019 survey.