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

Israel Putnam

1718-1790

 
 
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By Tom Gillard, February 13, 2010
1. Israel Putnam Marker
Inscription.  Putnam County, created in 1842 and re-established in 1854, was named for Major General Israel Putnam, who was commissioned on June 19, 1775 by the Continental Congress. A popular hero of the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Gen. Putnam became famous for saying, " Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes," at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2D 46.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 9.754′ N, 85° 29.96′ W. Marker is in Cookeville, Tennessee, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broad Street and U.S. 136, on the right when traveling east on East Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cookeville TN 38501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Putnam County Courthouses (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of WHUB Radio's First Studios
Israel Putnam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, February 13, 2010
2. Israel Putnam Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capshaw School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tennessee Central Depot (approx. half a mile away); Dixie College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Walton Road - Old Burnt Stand (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Salem Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cookeville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Israel Putnam. Website detailing the life of Putnam. (Submitted on February 13, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.) 

2. Israel Putnam and the Battle of Breeds Hill. (Submitted on February 13, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 920 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on July 15, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 13, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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