Putnam County stretches horizontally east and west almost directly in-between and connected to Nashville and Knoxville with Interstate 40. Cookeville is the county seat and is known as "The Heart of the Cumberland" or "The Hub City". People come from all over the Upper Cumberland to eat in our local restaurants and shop in the larger chain stores. This keeps our tax revenues high and affords us a world class school system. Tennessee Tech University is a large part of our culture, with 10,000 students and facility.
Geographically it lays on the Highland Rim, with the town of Monterey in the east on the plateau and Buffalo Valley and the Caney Fork River, that is a large part of the Cumberland River watershed to the west. The small towns of Baxter and Algood are also a part of Putnam County.