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Putnam County Public Library
50 E Broad Street; Cookeville, TN 38501

Diane Duncan, Director

Founded in 1939, the Putnam County Library System consists of the Main Library in Cookeville, with branches in Baxter, Algood and Monterey. The Main Library is open daily. Its Tennessee Room houses many items of interest to those doing research in genealogy.

Phone: (931) 526-2416 or 528-3636

Hours: (Central Time)
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Tennessee Room at the Library contains a wealth of genealogical material, much of which has been provided by the Upper Cumberland Genealogical Association, Inc. (UCGA). Among other materials, they have a nice set of USGS topological maps.

Upper Cumberland Regional Library Center
208 East Minnear Street
Cookeville, TN 38501-3949
(931) 526-4016
Fax (931) 528-3311

Putnam County (Upper Cumberland)

Betty Jo Jarvis, Director

Hours: M - F 8:00 - 4:30

East Tennessee Historical Center

Knox County Public Library System

Street Address:
314 West Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee

Mailing Address:
500 West Church Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902-2505

Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection

Hours (Eastern Time):

Monday & Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (865) 544-5739

The McClung collection has some very specific rules with regard to use of their materials, and understandably so. You may only bring in one notebook for recording notes, and must leave purses, coats, etc. in lockers outside the library. You must register on entry, and your materials are also searched when you leave. They have quite a large collection and a large reading room, although it can be quite crowded at times (in particular on Sunday afternoons).

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This page last updated: 26 July 2000