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The city of Adel is the county seat of Cook County, Georgia, United States, located fifty-two miles southeast of Albany. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 5,344.HistoryThe original name of the city was Puddleville. The city's first postmaster, Joel "Uncle Jack" Parrish, wanted to change the name of the city. It is believed that he saw the name "Philadelphia" on a croaker sack and struck out the first and last four letters to create the present name of Adel.The Georgia Southern and Florida Railway arrived in Adel in the 1880s. Adel was incorporated as a town in 1889.On January 22, 2017, a wave of thunderstorms and tornadoes passed through Adel, ultimately killing fourteen. Sunshine Acres, a local mobile home park, experienced severe damage, with over 20 homes destroyed and others damaged; seven residents were killed and an indeterminate number were injured or displaced.GeographyAdel is located just south of the center of Cook County at . It is bordered to the north by Sparks. U.S. Route 41 passes through the center of town as Hutchinson Avenue, and Interstate 75 passes through the western side of the city, with access from Exit 39. Valdosta is to the south, and Tifton is to the north.Adel is in Georgia (GA). When using our United States trip itinerary planning site , you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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