Monday, October 19, 2009

Cookeville Meetinghouse

The Cookeville Branch was organized in the later part of the 1960's as part of what would become the Nashville Stake (in 1970). They met in the basement of a grocery store at first and then moved into the Veteran's Building in downtown Cookeville. In 1973, they got their own building, (981 S Walnut, in Cookville) which was added upon in 1976, the same year the branch became a ward. The building was further upgraded to a phase 3 in 1986. In 1992, the ward became part of the new McMinnville Stake and a new branch (Burgess Falls) was split off. Today there are two wards (Burgess Falls became a ward in 1994) in Cookeville, Tennessee. They share this meetinghouse.


Opal Mahan said...

The Cookeville Branch was organized September 1962. The first branch president was: President Ingbert Sorensen, He and his wife Mary were from from Mesa Arizona.

BruceCrow said...

Thanks Opal. That is great information. If you have anything else please feel free to add.