Place:Cooke, Texas, United States

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Cooke County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 38,437. The county seat is Gainesville. It is named for William Gordon Cooke, a soldier during the Texas Revolution. Cooke County was founded in 1848.

Cooke County is part of the Gainesville Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the DallasFort Worth Combined Statistical Area.

Republican Drew Springer, Jr., a businessman from Muenster, has since January 2013 represented Cooke County in the Texas House of Representatives.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1830 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1849 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1849 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1854 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 220
1860 3,760
1870 5,315
1880 20,391
1890 24,696
1900 27,494
1910 26,603
1920 25,667
1930 24,136
1940 24,909
1950 22,146
1960 22,560
1970 23,471
1980 27,656
1990 30,777

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