Monterey is a town in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 2,717 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cookeville, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is in Putnam County, Tennessee in the Cumberland Plateau area of middle Tennessee, approximately 90 miles (140km) east of Nashville, Tennessee and the same distance west of Knoxville, Tennessee. It is accessible by road on Interstate 40, exits 300 and 301, US Highway 70, as well as state highways 62, 84 and 164.