Friday, April 2, 2010

Cooksville's Beginning

Cooksville consists of 2 villages: Cooksville platted in 1842 and Waucoma platted in 1846. John and Daniel Cook settled here in 1840, establishing Cooksville on the Badfish Creek, where a sawmill was soon constructed. Dr. John Porter of Massachusetts laid out Waucoma east of Cooksville. The two villages were settled by people from New England, New York, the British Isles, and later, Norway. But the village, known as Cooksville because of the post office’s location, was by-passed by the railroads in the 1860’s, becoming “the town that time forgot.”

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