Cook County

Cook County was created from Berrien County lands in 1918. Its name 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 the location of a "bottomless" lake formed by a lime sink.

Contact Information

Address 1200 South Hutchinson Avenue, Adel GA 31620
Telephone 229.896.2266
Fax 229.896.6888

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Cook County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 16608 (State Rank: 99)
Incorporated Millage Rage 9.565
Unincorporated Millage Rate 9.565
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 16.15
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 25.715
Total Unincorporated 25.715


County Officials