Cookeville Area Map
Whether you are searching for Historic Sites, Schools, Museums, Shopping Centers, Entertainment, or you just want to take a leisurely drive around town; the Cookeville Area Map will help you in your journey.View the Cookeville Area Map (PDF Format)Travel Cookeville Sign Program
A community program has made travelling to and through Cookeville as easy as 1-2-3! Travel Cookeville is a city sign project that promotes cultural, historical, recreational, agricultural, environmental, medical, and educational sites that are publicly owned, operated and located within the City of Cookeville. Look for the signs around town.
Cookeville Area History
Location has always favored Cookeville. Chosen for its two springs and its central spot in the new county of Putnam, it was chartered in 1856 as the county seat and named for Richard Fielding Cooke, the state senator instrumental in founding the county.
The town grew but the Civil War cut short its development for a time. Later, the routing of the Nashville and Knoxville railroads through Cookeville in 1890 greatly stimulated its prosperity. The rails carried out products of its farms and forests and brought in manufactured goods. After the TC built a depot west of the square, businesses and residences sprang up nearby, giving Cookeville two commercial districts, Westside and the Square.Learn more about the history of Cookeville