A plat exhibiting the state of the surveys of the state of Florida


Putnam, Major Benjamin A.


The map is the same as the Butler map of 1845 and later editions, but it shows the progress of the surveys with more “S” markings in the townships than “T” markings that they had been surveying inside and not just the boundary. Also there are townships extending south to the tip of Cards Sound and southwest of Tampa Bay similar to the 1849 Butler map. Putnam replaced Butler as Surveyor General in 1849 and his name appears on surveys up to 1851. In 1856 he became president of the Historical Society of Florida which was founded that year. This honor allowed him to live down the disappointment of his defeat by the Seminoles in a battle in 1836 during the Second Seminole War.


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