Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Town Spring

Marker ID: THC 2D 40
Location: at the intersection of N. Dixie Ave and Freeze St, Cookeville, TN
County: Putnam
Coordinates: N 36° 9.84    W 085° 30.09
  36.164    -85.5015
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


On July 2, 1855, Charles Crook sold forty acres of land to the Putnam County Court for $100. An uncovered spring, located approximately fifty feet northwest of the marker, became known as "The Town Spring" and was the determining factor in locating Cookeville as the county seat. This spring served as the source of water for many early residents.

Tennessee Historical Commission