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History Putnam County was created in 1842 from parts of White, Overton, Jackson and Fentress counties and was named in honor of General Israel Putnam of the Revolutionary War. In 1844, a court injunction charged that the county was improperly established. But in 1854, the county was reestablished by the court, and Cookeville was named the county seat.
Area 401 square miles
Government County executive, (931) 526-2161 24-member commission
Public Safety Volunteer Fire Dept.: (931) 528-1200
Sheriff’s Dept.: (931)528-8484
*Information courtesy of Cookeville THE SOURCEBOOK 19th EDITION