Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Tennessee Central Depot



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Location: 116 West Broad St
County: Putnam
Coordinates: N 36° 9.846    W 085° 30.524
  36.1641    -85.50873333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Tennessee Central Depot


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.