About Putnam County

Putnam County is located in west central Indiana, west of Indianapolis off I-70, US 231 and US Hwy40.

Travel Times

Bloomington, IN 44 miles 1 hr
Champaign, IL 105 miles 1 hr 50 min
Chicago, IL 179 miles 3 hr 30 min
Cincinnati, OH 156 miles 2 h 30 min
Columbus, OH 224 miles 3 h 30 min
Detroit, MI 336 miles 5 h 30 min
Evansville, IN 146 miles 2 h 40 min
Ft. Wayne, IN 175 miles 2 h 50 min
Indianapolis, IN 49 miles 1 h
Lexington, KY 233 miles 3 h 45 min
Louisville, KY 158 miles 2 h 40 min
Memphis, TN 433 miles 6 h 35 min
Nashville, TN 293 miles 4 h 45 min
South Bend, IN 190 miles 3 h 15 min
Springfield, IL 161 miles 3 h 10 min
Springfield, MO 426 miles 6 h 30 min
St. Louis, MO 213 miles 3 h 20 min
Terre Haute, IN 46 miles 55 min

Time Zone

Putnam County’s time zone is Eastern Standard Time (EST) or Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) during daylight saving time in the summer months.

Getting To Putnam County

By Air – The closest airport is Indianapolis International Airport, which has flights on most major carriers.

Ground Transportation for Hire

By Car From the East: Take I-70 West from Indianapolis to US-231 at Exit 41. Go north on US 231 to Greencastle, south on US 231 to Cloverdale.

By Car From the West: Take I-70 East from Terre Haute, Ind. to US-231 at Exit 41. Go north on US 231 to Greencastle, south on US 231 to Cloverdale.

By Car From the North: From I-65 or I-74, take the exit for US-231. Go south on US-231.

By Car From the South: Take US-231 north from Spencer, Indiana.

Getting Around Putnam County

A Cab Taxi & Delivery Service: (765) 720-4050

Putnam County Rural Transit: (765) 848-1508, http://www.area10agency.org/ruraltransit/

Putnam County Rural Transit also provides a vehicle that is ADA Compliant with a wheelchair lift.