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Cookeville in Putnam County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Richard Fielding Cooke

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 4, 2020
1. Richard Fielding Cooke Marker
Inscription.  Major Cooke (1789-1870), b. Culpepper County, Virginia, veteran of the War of 1812, with his wife Margaret Cox settled on a farm about nine miles southwest of here in 1816. As a State Senator, 1851-55, he secured passage of a bill refounding Putnam County, first established in 1842 but dissolved by court suit. He is buried in the Cooke family cemetery. Cookeville is named in his honor.
 
Erected 1976 by Putnam County, Tennessee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812.
 
Location. 36° 9.786′ N, 85° 30.25′ W. Marker is in Cookeville, Tennessee, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broad Street and Fleming Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Broad Street. Marker is located near Cookeville city hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 E Broad St, Cookeville TN 38501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Town Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); Putnam County Courthouses (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of WHUB Radio's First Studios
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 4, 2020
2. Richard Fielding Cooke Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Tennessee Central Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); Israel Putnam (approx. ¼ mile away); Putnam County's Only Public Execution (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cookeville Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Capshaw School (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cookeville.
 
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By City of Cookeville
3. Maj. Richard Fielding Cooke
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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