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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.
 
Location. 36° 9.846′ N, 85° 30.524′ W. Marker is in Cookeville, Tennessee, in Putnam County. Marker is on W Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 West Broad Street, Cookeville TN 38501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town Spring (approx. 0.4 miles away); Putnam County Courthouses (approx. half a mile away); Israel Putnam (approx. half a mile away); Dixie College (approx. 0.7 miles away); Walton Road - Old Burnt Stand (approx. one mile away); Old Salem Methodist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Steam Tractor 1886 (approx. 2.8 miles away); White Plains (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cookeville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located
Marker with Museum Cars image. Click for full size.
By Deanna Lack, July 12, 2014
2. Marker with Museum Cars
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.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 52 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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