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Do you know of Cook's Corners ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Cook's Corners. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Cook's Corners.

Our sources for Cook's Corners (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of Cook's Corners other than they indicate that Cook's Corners would be found somewhere in Franklin County, New York.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Cook's Corners ...

We found three communities that share the name Cook's Corners.

Within New York, the name Cook's Corners is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these three communities, .

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Michigan
      • Ionia County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Cook's Corners [Ionia County].
    • Ohio
      • Erie County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Cook's Corners [Erie County].
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Cook's Corners.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cook's Corners ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Cook's Corners:

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Cook's Corners - Services available: had a Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of New York (1897)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

More Orphans in  Franklin County ...

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As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Franklin County.

AlgonquinInman
Ampersand 
AmsterdamKildare Station
Axton 
 Lake Clear Junction
Bangor StationLake Kushaqua
Bartlett CarryLoon Lake Junction
Belmont CenterLoon Lake Station
Big Wolf LakeLower Chateaugay Lake
Brandon 
 Plumadore
Chateaugay Lake 
Childwood StationRainbow
Clear PondRound Pond
Coveytown Corners 
 Saginaw
DuaneSaranac Junction
 Shanley
East Constable 
EvertonTwin Ponds
  
The ForgeWest Constable
 White Fathers

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Cook's Corners could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.









 

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