Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Putnam County Courthouses

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Location: at the intersection of South Jefferson (U.S. 136) and E. Broad St., Cookeville, TN
County: Putnam
Coordinates: N 36° 9.753    W 085° 30.00
  36.16255    -85.5
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


After Putnam County was established in 1854, this site was chosen for its courthouse. Fires destroyed the first building soon after it was erected in 1855, a second during the Civil War, and a third in 1899. Construction of this courthouse, James Yeaman, architect, by Scott-Smoot, contractors, was completed in 1900. It was remodeled in 1962-63