Wanda Maynord

Cookeville Information

Cookeville, the county seat of Putnam County, is a growing community located in the eastern portion of Middle Tennessee. The intersection of Interstate 40 and the Appalachian North-South Highway 111 (Corridor J) lie within the city. Cookeville, the home of Tennessee Technological University, is 75 miles east of Nashville, Tennessee.

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Climate

  • Average annual temperature, 57 degrees F.
  • Average annual precipitation, 51".
  • Average annual snowfall, 8".
  • Mean length of freeze-free period, 211 days.
  • Average relative humidity: 12:00 Midnight - 79%; 6:00a.m. 85%; 12:00 noon - 48%; 6:00p.m. -62%. Altitude: 1,140 feet above sea level.

Population

Area Population
Cookeville 24,000
Algood 2,400
Baxter 1,300
Monterey 2,600
Putnam County 54,000
50-mile radius 374,000
100-mile radius 3,155,000
TTU 9,100

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".

Highways

Interstate 40, Appalachian North-South Highway 111, U.S. Highway 70 and State Routes 24, 42, 135 and 136 service the Cookeville area.

Geographic Location

36 degrees North Latitude: 85 degrees 29' 15" West Longitude.

Government

  • 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.