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Cook County Historical Markers

Cook County


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: Cook County
  • Location: Cook County Courthouse, Adel

COOK COUNTY

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