Eatonton is a city in Putnam County, Georgia, United States. The population was 6,764 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Putnam County. It was named after William Eaton, an officer and diplomat involved in the First Barbary War. The name consists of his surname with the English suffix "ton", meaning "town".
Eatonton is located at 33°19′35″N 83°23′16″W / 33.32639°N 83.38778°W / 33.32639; -83.38778 (33.326302, -83.387798).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.7 square miles (53.6 km²). 20.6 square miles (53.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.63%) is water.