Background for Planning

The purpose of the Background for Planning element is to provide information on how the community has historically developed and on how it currently functions. Some of the primary historic influences on growth and development in Cookeville include construction and development of:

  • Cookeville Regional Medical Center
  • Highway 111
  • Highway 70N
  • Interstate 40
  • Railroad
  • Tennessee Tech

Many of these past events will continue to affect development into the future. The information presented in this element gives those unfamiliar with the municipality a better perspective on why the municipality has developed the way it has and with information on the local government structure and its financial stability.