Putnam County Participates in Statewide Preregistration System for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

Pre-registration in Putnam County is now available by visiting https://myvaccine.fl.gov/, or by calling (866) 201-7193. The website will allow individuals who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to be contacted for confirmation of the appointment and provide a date and time. On the website, residents can select Putnam County and submit their contact information.  Individuals will…

About The Palatka Fire Department

The Palatka Fire Department is a two station, 25-man career department within the city limits of Palatka.  Each station houses one first-out engine and a backup engine, and our second station houses a tower.  The three 24-hour shifts are made up of eight employees per shift who hold a minimum of Florida State Firefighter Level…

Palatka History

Palatka was established as a trading post in 1821 and is today the county seat of Putnam County, Florida. The name comes from the Timucuan Indian word Pilotakata, meaning “crossing.” The original settlement was burned during the Seminole War of 1836. In 1838, the US government constructed Fort Shannon, which served as a garrison, supply…