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COOKE COUNTY, TEXAS

33 38' 0" N, 97 13' 0" W (33.633333, -97.216667)
Population: 39,266 est. (2016) 38,437 (2010)
Total area: 898 square miles
875 square miles land
24 square miles water

Cooke County Topics

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  • Cooke County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Love County, Oklahoma (N) Grayson County (E) Denton County (S) Wise County (SW) Montague County (W)

    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
    Book Hotel Here - Gainesville Hotels
  • Balm
  • Bulcher
  • Callisburg
  • Coesfield
  • Custer City
  • Dexter
  • Era
  • Gainesville County Seat
  • Hemming
  • Leo
  • Lindsay
  • Lois
  • Marysville
  • Muenster
  • Myra
  • Rosston
  • Sivells Bend
  • Valley View
  • Woodbine
  • TX Cooke County 1907 Postal Map
    Cooke County 1907 postal map
    From Texas state map #2090

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Cooke County 1920s Map
    Cooke County 1920s map
    From Texas state map #10749

    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
    From Texas state map #4335

    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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