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    Cookeville History at a Glance


    The City of Cookeville, incorporated in 1903, is located 79 miles east of Nashville and 101 miles west of Knoxville at the intersection of I-40 and Highway 111 in the Upper Cumberland Region of Middle Tennessee. The Municipality’s land area is 20.4 square miles. Cookeville is the county seat of Putnam County and is one of four cities located within the county. The other municipalities are Algood, Baxter, and Monterey.


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  1. This way to the fun!


    Leisure Services is Cookeville's leading provider of recreational programs, classes and events - many of which are free. This department is responsible for 10 city parks, as well as the Cookeville Depot and History museums, Cookeville Performing Arts Center and Cane Creek Recreational Center, Gymnasium and SportsPlex. To learn more, call 931-520-4FUN.

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  2. Visit a park


    A wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors is to visit a Cookeville park. Cookeville Leisure Services maintains 10 of them: Cane Creek Park, Capshaw Park, Cinderella Park, City Lake Natural Area, Dogwood Park, Ensor Sink Natural Area, Franklin Avenue Park, Park View Park, Walnut Park and West End Park. Start exploring!

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