Baxter is a town in Putnam County, Tennessee. It is part of the Cookeville Metro Area, and has a total area of 1.9 square miles, all of which is land.
Manufacturing, construction, sales and services are the major contributors to the local economy. Public education comprises one elementary, one middle and one high school. The town is noted for its appearance in the "Coal Miner's Daughter." Regions Bank and Bank of Putnam County have local branches. The closest hospital is the Cookeville Regional Medical Center, located about 7 miles away, in Cookeville. The cost of living here is 20.20% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 57 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 124. Snowfall is about 7 inches annually.