Introduction to Cookeville, Tennessee
Cookeville became the county seat of Putnam County in 1854. The city of Cookeville was officially chartered in 1856. It was named in honor of Richard Fielding Cooke, a state senator who was instrumental in the establishment of the Putnam County in 1854. Cookeville is home to the Tennessee Technological University.
Cookeville and nearby Attractions
- Falcon Rest
- Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park
- Cumberland Mountain State Park
- Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site
- Rock Island State Park
- Burgess Falls State Park
Things To Do In Cookeville
Cookeville Golf and Country Club and the Belle Acres Golf Club are well-facilitated local golf courses. The Cookeville Mall Shopping Center and the Willow Tree Shopping Center are the local shopping destinations. The Stevens Street Baptist Church, the Scott Avenue Baptist Church and the Eastwood Baptist Church are the local houses of worship. The city hosts the Putnam County Fair every August and the Fall FunFest every September.
Nashville International is the nearest major airport.
Cookeville Higher Education
Tennessee Technical University is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby colleges and universities include Volunteer State Community College, Motlow State Community College and Lee University.