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

Tennessee Central Depot

 
 
Tennessee Central Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deanna Lack, July 12, 2014
1. Tennessee Central Depot Marker
Inscription.  A locomotive on the Nashville-Knoxville Railroad first steamed into Cookeville in 1890. The Tennessee Central bought the line in 1902 and built this depot with its distinctive pagoda design in 1909. Soon six trains daily brought visitors, shoppers, and salesmen to town and took natives to distant places. Also, freights loaded with lumber, hogs, corn, and tobacco rolled to faraway markets.
 
Erected 1976.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 36° 9.854′ N, 85° 30.512′ W. Marker is in Cookeville, Tennessee, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of Depot Street and North Cedar Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Depot Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 West Broad Street, 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. Civil War In Putnam County (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Fielding Cooke (approx. ¼ mile away); Cookeville Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Putnam County's Only Public Execution
Marker with Museum Cars image. Click for full size.
By Deanna Lack, July 12, 2014
2. Marker with Museum Cars
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Town Spring (approx. 0.4 miles away); Putnam County Courthouses (approx. half a mile away); Site of WHUB Radio's First Studios (approx. half a mile away); Israel Putnam (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cookeville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located at the Cookeville Depot Museum, which hosts railroad artifacts, a HO scale replica of what this area looked like in 1955, and a tourable engine, caboose and track car.
 
Also see . . .  Cookeville Depot Museum. (Submitted on July 15, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on November 8, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Nov. 24, 2020