Cookson, Oklahoma

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Cookson, Oklahoma
Unincorporated community
Cookson is located in Oklahoma
Cookson is located in the US
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°42′39″N 94°55′12″W / 35.71083°N 94.92000°W / 35.71083; -94.92000Coordinates: 35°42′39″N 94°55′12″W / 35.71083°N 94.92000°W / 35.71083; -94.92000
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Cherokee
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 74427
Area code(s) (918)

Cookson is a rural community in the Cookson Hills of Cherokee County, Oklahoma. The post office opened April 11, 1895. The ZIP Code is 74427. It is said to have been named for the first postmaster, John H. Cookson.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Professional fisherman and television host Jimmy Houston[1]

The Ballew family still stands to be the majority residing family in the town of Cookson (and its surrounding areas).

  • Professional fisherman Jared Miller



  • Shirk, George H. Oklahoma Place Names. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987. ISBN 0-8061-2028-2 .