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Putnam County, Tennessee

US county information
NamePutnam County
US Area
Total Area403 sq mi (1043.8 km2)
Land Area401 sq mi (1038.6 km2)
Water Area2 sq mi (5.2 km2)
Population62315 (2000)
Density60/km2 (155.4/sq mi)
Founded11 February 1854

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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 population was 66,000. Its county seat is Cookeville .

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.

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