Chapman said those residents shouldn't worry about getting those addresses immediately because the postal service will deliver to both addresses for a year, and 911 will keep both addresses on its maps for the foreseeable future.
"That's not a big issue," Chapman said. "We want to stress that. We've got you in the system."
Other residents, like those who live on Joy Lane and Cleveland Avenue in Culloden, are angry that their addresses have changed.
The new numbering system assigns an address every 10.56 feet, which is a national standard set by the National Emergency Number Association and has been adopted by federal, state and county authorities.
The national standard provides enough addresses for dense urban neighborhoods, but it also associates addresses with specific distances so that emergency vehicles know how far down a more suburban or rural road an address will be.
Putnam County adopted an addressing ordinance several years ago that allows neighborhoods to keep their old addresses if they are numbered sequentially without aberration in such a way that either new buildings could be added within the sequence or no empty lots for new homes are available.
Joy Lane could have been grandfathered in with their current addresses, like Lily Drive and others, except for one house numbered out of sequence. Between the houses at 217 and 219 Joy Lane is a house numbered 217A. Because of that aberration, the entire street had to be renumbered.
Those residents are asking the county commission to reinstate their old addresses.
But not all residents are unhappy with the new addresses.
"A lot of people are very happy about it, especially the rural routes, and a lot of people it's not really bothering to change," Commissioner Andy Skidmore said. "But you do have a couple streets where it's hard for them to make sense of it."
He said the commission would look into ways to work with those residents.
"What we need to find out in the ordinance is if there is an exemptive process they can go through," Skidmore said.
The commission will look at the ordinance at the next regular meeting.
Residents who haven't yet received their letters will soon, but Chapman has asked the postal service to hold off until his office can get caught up on the phone calls it has to return now.
Addresses in the county's cities and towns, Hurricane, Winfield, Buffalo, Bancroft, Poca and Eleanor, were not included in the county project. Some cities chose to grandfather in most or all of their addresses, and others took on the task of assigning new ones.Once residents receive their new addresses, they must notify utilities and banks of the new address, and they need to come into the county courthouse to update their voter registration card.