Richard Fielding Cooke - Cookeville, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
N 36° 09.785 W 085° 30.250
16S E 634542 N 4003074
Quick Description: A historical marker near the City of Cookeville's main office about the man in which Cookeville is named.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 12/22/2020 7:17:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM13J0Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
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Long Description:
"Major Cooke (1789-1870), b. Culpepper County, Virginia, veteran of the War of 1812, with his wife Margaret Cox settled on a farm about nine miles southwest of here in 1816. As a State Senator, 1851-55, he secured passage of a bill refounding Putnam County, first established in 1842 but disolved by court suit. He is buried in the Cooke family cemetery. Cookeville is named in his honor."
Reference: pictured historical marker
Marker Name: Richard Fielding Cooke

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number: ?

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
American Revolution Bicentennial Putnam County

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