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Cook County

Profile
Incorporated Date: 
July 30, 1918
Population: 
16,608
Total Area: 
299.1 sq mi
Contact Information
1200 South Hutchinson Ave.
Adel, GA 31620
Phone Number: 
(229) 896-2266
Fax Number: 
(229) 896-6888

Cook County, created from Berrien County lands in 1918, honors General Philip Cook who fought in both the Seminole War and the Civil War, then served in Congress. He was the Georgia secretary of state for 24 years and a member of the commission that oversaw con­struction of the State Capitol Building. Adel is the county seat and, also notably, the location of a "bottomless" lake formed by a lime sink.