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This Day in Georgia History

November 05, 1918

Three Counties Created

Georgia voters ratified constitutional amendments creating Atkinson, Treutlen, and Cook counties. Atkinson County, Georgia’s 153rd, was created from portions of Clinch and Coffee counties and named for Georgia governor William Y. Atkinson (1894-1898). Treutlen County, Georgia’s 154th, was created from portions of Emanuel and Montgomery counties and named for John A. Treutlen, Governor’s first governor (1777-1778). Cook County, Georgia’s 155th, was created from portions of Berrien County and named for Gen. Philip Cook, who served in the Seminole War and Civil War, represented Georgia in Congress (1872-1882), and served as Georgia Secretary of State for over two decades.

To view the Atkinson County historical marker, see the Digital Library of Georgia.
To view the Cook County historical marker, see the Digital Library of Georgia.