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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.
- Professional fisherman and television host Jimmy Houston
The Ballew family still stands to be the majority residing family in the town of Cookson (and its surrounding areas).
- Shirk, George H. Oklahoma Place Names. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987. ISBN 0-8061-2028-2 .
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