Photo by Chuck Sutherland


Town of Livingston

The Town of Livingston, which serves as the Overton County seat, was named after Edward Livingston (1764-1836). Livingston served as a U.S. Representative in Congress (1823-1829), a U.S. Senator (1829-1831), and U.S. Secretary of State under President Andrew Jackson (1831-1833).

Located in a valley on the Highland Rim, Livingston is approximately 20 miles northeast of Cookeville and is situated halfway between Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee. Livingston’s population was 3,498 at the 2000 census and 4,058 at the 2010 census.

Photo by Chuck Sutherland