Putnam County, Tennessee

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Putnam County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 62,315, a 21 percent increase from 1990. The 2004 Census estimate population was 66,000. Its county seat is Cookeville[1].

Putnam County is part of the Cookeville, Tennessee, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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. The name is in honor of Israel Putnam, who was a hero in the French and Indian War and a general in the American Revolutionary War.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 403 square miles (1,043 km²), of which 401 square miles (1,039 km²) is land and 2 square miles (4 km²) (0.37%) is water.

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