Brenda Gaw

About Cookeville

It is no wonder that Cookeville, TN is one of America's Top 10 retirement places. With a quality of life that is hard to find elsewhere, Cookeville attracts newcomers each day. Low cost of living and a wide variety of activities create the ideal environment, offering something for everyone.

Cookeville - Putnam County is located in the eastern portion of Middle Tennessee along Interstate 40, US Highway 70 and Tennessee Highway 111. Geographically situated, Cookeville is approximately 76 miles east of Nashville, 100 miles west of Knoxville and 100 miles north of Chattanooga. The County of Putnam encompasses 408 square miles while the City of Cookeville's land area is 20.4 square miles. Cookeville, the county seat, has approximately 26,000 people living within the city limits, and a corporate population of 42,000. The population of Putnam Counties three other cities is: Algood - 2900; Baxter - 1434; and Monterey - 2800. Putnam County's population is approximately 63,000.


Cookeville's Chamber of Commerce

Putnam County Schools

City of Cookeville - Official Site