Adel-- Cook County is one of the youngest of Georgia’s 159 counties. Cook County became number 153 in 1918, carved out of Berrien County.
The County is named for General Phillip Cook who fought in the Civil War, and served as a congressman.
The city of Adel is the county seat with a population of about 5,300. It's name comes from the middle four letters in Philadelphia. That's much better than the old name: Puddleville.
And talk about a central location- Adel is about halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. North and south it's about halfway between Macon and Jacksonville, Atlanta and Orlando, and Chattanooga and Miami.