Cookeville is a city in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States, and, in fact, it is the county seat of Putnam County, and the largest city in the county, with a population of around 35 thousand. A bit over a thousand people inhabit each square mile. It is the largest city in the Upper Cumberland region of the state as well as the largest of the county, and as such, Cookeville is known as the “Hub of the Upper Cumberlands.”
Cookeville has fourteen parks. These are of varied types. They sport many different features, such as gazebos, pavilions, picnic tables, hiking and biking trails, fishing, and playgrounds. One of these, the Ensor Sink Natural Area, even has an amphitheater.
Cookeville’s economy is largely based around manufacturing, which is the largest sector, with over a hundred plants and eight thousand employees. Oreck Corporation, a prominent business in the region, has their vacuum cleaner production facility located in Cookeville, having moved it from Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.
Retail trade is the next largest sector, encompassing thirteen percent of the workforce. Many popular restaurant chains and hotel chains are positioned along Interstate Drive, located parallel to Interstate 40 at the southern edge of the city. Several locally owned retail businesses call Downtown’s West Side home, such as the Cream City ice cream and coffee shop, Ralph’s Donut Shop, The Backroom Bistro, Seven Senses Food & Cheer, Father Tom’s Pub, and more. The Upper Cumberland region has several microbreweries, and three of these are located in Cookeville: The Red Silo Brewing Company, Hix Farm Brewery, and Jig Head Brewing Company. Red Silo is known for being the first local brewery in Cookeville and being the gold medalist of the 2018 and 2019 Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival.
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