- Source: Ed Jackson
- Marker: Cook County
- Location: Cook County Courthouse, Adel
This County, created by Act of the Legislature
July 30, 1918, is named for Gen. Philip Cook
who fought in the States and Seminole Wars.
He served in Congress from 1872 to ‘82, was
Secretary of State for Georgia 1890-94
and 1898-1918. He served as one of five
Commissioners to erect the present State
Capitol. Among the first County Officers
were: Sheriff W.T. Dougherty, Ordinary C.O.
Smith, Clerk of Superior Court F.R. Booth,
Tax Receiver J.A. Kinnard, Tax Collector J.B.
Wright, Treasurer W.M. Tyson, Surveyor E.R.
Slade and Coroner A.D. Wiseman.
037-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954