Putnam County TN includes the cities of Algood, Baxter, Cookeville, and Monterey and is an area rich in both history and leadership. Our goal is to provide an informative resource to those interested in learning more about Putnam County and all the amenities Putnam County and Tennessee have to offer.
We have made it our mission to provide any information you will need to know in this site and we encourage you to check in with us periodically as our site is updated regularly with information from Algood, Baxter, Cookeville, Monterey, and general Putnam County news. Some of the features included are descriptions of county departments, job listings, and contact information to all departments. Learn about the rich history of this area and keep updated by watching the county calendar for upcoming events.
After its original formation in 1842 was declared unconstitutional, Putnam County was firmly established 11 February 1854 when Richard Fielding Cooke's bill, with amendments, cleared the Tennessee House. Putnam County was again a reality. It is named in honor of General Israel Putnam, who rose to prominence in the American Revolutionary War and fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775.