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COOKE COUNTY, TEXAS

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    Cooke County History

    (from 1936 Texas Centennial Marker)
    COOKE COUNTY
    Created March 20, 1848.
    Organized March 10, 1849.
    Named in honor of William G. Cooke 1808-1847. Captain of the "New Orleans Greys," 1835; Assistant Inspector General at San Jacinto, 1836; member of the Santa Fe Expedition, 1841; Secretary of War and Marine, 1845; Adjutant General, 1846-1847;
    County Seat, Gainesville.

    Cooke County Courthouse
    Texas Cooke County Courthouse
    Cooke County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy TXDoT

    Cooke County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Gainesville
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  • TX Cooke County 1907 Postal Map
    Cooke County 1907 Postal Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Cooke County 1920s Map
    Cooke County 1920s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Cooke County 1930s Map
    Cooke County 1930s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Cooke County 1940s Map
    Cooke County 1940s Map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Cooke County Centennial Marker
    TX - Cooke County Centennial Marker
    Vandals have removed the bronze County plaque
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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