Baxter is a town in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,279 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cookeville, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area.Though this is a small town it had its few minutes of fame when the little family store was featured in "Coal Miner's Daughter."
Baxter is located at 36°9′18″N 85°38′11″W / 36.155°N 85.63639°W / 36.155; -85.63639 (36.155012, -85.636365).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), all land.