Putnam County, home to Tennessee Technological University, is among the most populated counties in the Upper Cumberland, with more than 80,000 residents. The county includes the county seat, Cookeville, and the incorporated communities of Algood, Baxter, and Monterey.

The county stretches from the Cumberland Plateau to the west, across the Highland Rim, and into the Central Basin of Tennessee. The more than 400 square miles within the county limits features mountainous terrain and rolling hills.

Interstate 40 cuts a swath through Putnam County, with more than 40,000 motorists making their way to the east and west each day. Large trucks use this corridor to transport freight across the country.


That high volume of traffic contributes to the county ranking 10th overall for vehicle crashes in Tennessee in 2020. Last year, there were more than 2,000 traffic accidents in Putnam County, where Cookeville TN is located, with 410 crashes resulting in physical injuries and 11 deaths on Putnam County roadways. Law enforcement cited speeding as a contributing factor in 110 traffic accidents in 2020.

If you have suffered a personal injury from a traffic accident in Putnam County, Burnett Law can help you seek justice and compensation. Attorney Philip D. Burnett brings 25 years of experience in personal injury litigation in Putnam County to fight for you.

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