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Cookeville, TN

The city of Cookeville is located about midway between Nashville and Knoxville in central Tennessee. With around 24,000 residents, it is the county seat of Putnam County and home to Tennessee Technological University. The city was named for Richard Fielding Cooke, the state senator instrumental in founding the county in 1854.

ECONOMY AND INDUSTRIES

The economy of Cookeville is steady and strong. It has weathered the loss of several major factories and is still thriving. The manufacturing sector employs a good share of the city's residents, although education, health care, food service, and the retail trade also rank high on the list. Many of the new jobs being created in Cookeville are in the hospitality industry.

Some major employers in the city are Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Tennessee Technological University, and the Oreck manufacturing plant.

The cost of living in Cookeville is low compared with the national average, but its crime rate is slightly higher than average.

NEIGHBORHOODS AND DISTRICTS

The Greater Cookeville Area has ten distinct districts:

Scattered throughout these neighborhoods are recreation centers, city parks, golf and country clubs, shopping centers, and playgrounds.

FOR VISITORS

Although Cookeville is not a very touristy town, it does have several attractions that will interest residents and visitors alike.

FAMILY FUN

Cookeville is a family-friendly town that offers several attractions for families to enjoy together:

LOCAL MEDIA

Cookeville has numerous local radio stations, a television station, and several print media options, including:


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