Cookeville in Putnam County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Putnam County's Only Public Execution
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D 58.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Law Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 27, 1878.
Location. 36° 9.553′ N, 85° 30.424′ W. Marker is in Cookeville, Tennessee, in Putnam County. Marker is on South Walnut Avenue just south of Proffitt Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 241 South Walnut Avenue, Cookeville TN 38501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Cookeville Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard Fielding Cooke (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tennessee Central Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War In Putnam County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Putnam County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of WHUB Radio's First Studios (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Statue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town Spring (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cookeville.
Also see . . . The Allison Murders - 1875 - Part I. Background on the crime that led to the public execution. From TNGenes. (Submitted on October 6, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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