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About the Area

Cookeville Train Depot

It’s no wonder that Cookeville, TN is one of America’s Top 10 retirement places.With a quality of 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, 24,000; Algood, 2,400; Baxter, 1,300; Monterey, 2600; and Putnam County, 54,000. Population within a 50-mile radius, 374,000; within a 100-mile radius, 3,155,000. Tennessee Technological University student population, 8,000. The counties that comprise the Upper Cumberland Region are: Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, Dekalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren and White, with a total population of 253,000. Cookeville is known as “The Hub of the Upper Cumberland”.


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Interstate 40, Appalachian North-South Highway 111, U.S. Highway 70 and State Routes 135 and 136 service the Cookeville area.

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Dogwood Park, Cookeville


Cookeville – City Manager, five councilmen, and appointed Mayor.

Algood – City Administrator, Mayor, four aldermen.

Baxter – Mayor, four aldermen.

Monterey – Mayor, eight aldermen.

Putnam County – County Executive, twenty-five commissioners.