Cookeville is a lovely city in the state of Tennessee, located more exactly in Putnam County and being the county seat at the same time. There are nearly 30.500 people living in Cookeville, according to the 2010 census. As Cookeville is also home to the Tennessee Technological University, the population of the city is always increasing, due to the large number of students.
Cookeville is also a micropolitan area, the largest one in the state, actually. According to the same 2010 census, the Cookeville micropolitan area is home to 106.042 people. With its beautiful lakes and many cultural and leisure options, Cookeville also attracts numerous tourists. Accommodation here is affordable for any budget, so people visit Cookeville to relax and enjoy a beautiful holiday.
The Gerald D. Coorts Memorial Arboretum is an old an impressive arboretum in Cookeville, located in the campus of the university. The arboretum was designed to honor a former dean of the university, Dr. Gerald Coorts. Since 1997, when the arboretum was created, locals and tourists have the chance to admire here more than 150 trees and 60 species of flowering plants.
The Cookeville Railroad Depot dates back to 1909, and it served the city until the 1950s. Now, this historic place was turned into a museum which displays an impressive collection of train cars and railroad memorabilia. The depot was even listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Burgess Falls State Park is a natural area located around the Falling Water River. Spanning on 350 acres, this state park became one of the most popular attraction in Cookeville, as people come here to admire the amazing waterfall and to enjoy a wonderful day in the core of the nature.
The Dale Hollow Reservoir is another recreational place that you must not miss is you find yourself in Cookeville. Besides the spectacular views, the lake also allows for numerous water sports, including water skiing, wakeboarding and tubing. Fishing is also popular here.