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Welcome to Cookeville ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Cookeville, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Cookeville has a population of 34,575 people<2> (see below for details).
Cookeville is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Cookeville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Cookeville (for example, toward Sunbright), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Cookeville is located in the (931) area code.
The ZIP code for Cookeville: 38501<4>
Websites for Cookeville ...
Official Website: www.ci.cookeville.tn.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cookeville had an population of 34,575 people. This is an increase of 13.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 44.53% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Cookeville had a population of 30,435 people (or 42.08% of the total population of Putnam County). This makes Cookeville the county's most populous community.
The population of Cookeville represents 0.48% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 30,435 people, the population of Cookeville increased 27.22% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 23,923 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Cookeville.
Communities near Cookeville ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cookeville.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cookeville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cookeville.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cookeville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cookeville.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cookeville. Our list includes 19 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cookeville.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cookeville ...
Looking for more information about Cookeville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Cookeville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cookeville.
Adding Cookeville to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Cookeville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Cookeville was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Cookeville on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Tennessee (1956).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Cookeville.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Cookeville: www.ci.cookeville.tn.us/
The official website for Putnam County: www.putnamcountytn.gov/
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 02 Oct 2023