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Cook County, Georgia
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Cook County, Georgia Facts

When was Cook County, GA Created?
Cook County was established on July 30, 1918 from Berrien County. The county was named in honor of General Philip Cook (1817 - 94), Confederate general and secretary of state.

What is the County Seat of Cook County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Adel and in the current county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Cook County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Tift County (north), Berrien County (east), Lowndes County (southwest), Brooks County (southwest), Colquitt County (west).

Cook County, GA Vital Records

Where can find Cook County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Cook County vital records can be found at the Georgia Department of Health which has copies for copies of birth and death records since Jan 1919, copies of marriage since June 9, 1952 to 1996 and a Divorce records index since June 9, 1952. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Georgia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Cook County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Cook Co. Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Cook County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

Cook County, GA Census Records

What Cook County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Cook County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1920, 1930, 1940.

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Georgia Census Records Research Guide

Cook County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Cook County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Cook County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Cook County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Georgia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Cook County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Cook County, GA?
A list of Cook County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Cook County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Cook County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Cook County. These links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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