Putnam County includes a strong railroad heritage, Civil War era sites and a wealth of historical buildings that make it a haven for those looking for a glimpse into our nation's past. They''ll keep you busy visiting their many art galleries; hiking or picnicking in one of the beautiful parks or wilderness areas; or boating, water skiing or fishing on one of the three area Corps of Engineers lakes -- one inside the county that has 415 miles of shoreline. You may want to enjoy a concert -- indoors at a variety of amphitheaters and concert halls or outdoors in an open-air pavilion. You can buy contemporary and traditional crafts at the South''s premier retailer of fine crafts. Stroll through history by visiting the quaint downtown retail center, the Cookeville History and Depot museums, or by viewing the beautiful historic architecture of their public and commercial buildings and residences throughout the city.