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"Ghost" town of 
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Location:  5 miles north of Maud
Existed:  April 18, 1984 until November 15, 1904
Named for:  Randolph Cook, first postmaster

The original application for a post office was for “Cook’s Store”. The grandfather of Randolph Cook fought in the War of 1812 for General Jackson at New Orleans.  His brother was John Cook that lived in Maud. Other early day settlers near the town were:

Thomas H. Haskill,
F. W. Gunn,
Zoa Whitman,
Max Krouch, 
Edgar E. Poe,
John P. Ryker, 
Frank Rose,
Zora Storm, 
John G. Garby,
William Johnson,
Joseph B. Van Meter,
J. P. Tolen, 
Sara M. Owens,
Robert A. Sandefur,
And R. C. Tottie


Do you have photos of  Cook, OK  that you would be willing to share so we can post them here?
Please email the Pott County Genealogy Club at
We would love to have pictures of each post office; schools; churches, people/families.


Source: "POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY OKLAHOMA HISTORY" compiled and edited by Pottawatomie County History Book Committee; published by Country Lane Press, Claremore, OK, 1987.