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Boma is in Putnam County, in the Cookeville metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for a town in Africa; another
theory suggests that it was named for settler Andrew J. Boman
The latitude of Boma is 36.126N. The longitude is -85.682W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,053 feet.
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Putnam County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Boma political report.
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