Cookeville, Tennessee: Grave of Dammit the Dog

Dammit the Dog died in 1954 and reportedly received a hero's funeral. The students of Tennessee Tech thoughtfully placed his tombstone next to a fire hydrant.

Tennessee Tech University

Address:
9th St., Cookeville, TN
Directions:
I-40 exit 287. Turn north onto Hwy 136/S. Jefferson Ave., go about two miles into downtown. Turn left at stoplight onto E. Spring St./US Hwy 70N. Drive two blocks. Turn right at the stoplight (and churches) onto S. Dixie Ave. Drive about a mile, then turn left at 9th St. onto the campus of Tennessee Tech University. Derryberry Hall is on the right, and a small parking lot on the left. To the left of the parking lot, in the grass, is a red fireplug. Dammit's flush-with-the-grass tombstone is next to it.
Admission:
Free.
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Grave of Dammit the Dog.

Grave of Dammit the Dog

The hydrant and grave is on the quad at TTU.

[Allison, 01/01/2019]

Grave of Dammit the Dog.

Grave of Dammit the Dog

The grave site is still legit, and no longer under construction.

[Jeff Foushee, 07/18/2017]

Grave of Dammit.

Grave of Dammit the Dog

In the 1950s, there was a stray dog that lived on the Tennessee Tech University campus. A former university president once said "dammit" to the dog in front of a crowd. He covered by saying that was the dog's name.

The dog has his own tombstone, next to an operable fire hydrant, on TTU campus, opposite Derryberry Hall.

[Erik, 09/04/2010]

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