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Adel is a city located in Cook County, Georgia, United States, about fifty-two miles (84 km) southeast of Albany. It is the county seat of Cook County and has a population of 5,571 as of the 2020 US Census. Adel was originally named Puddleville, but the city's first postmaster, Joel "Uncle Jack" Parrish, changed the name to Adel after seeing the name "Philadelphia" on a croaker sack. 


The Georgia Southern and Florida Railway arrived in Adel in the 1880s, and the city was incorporated as a town in 1889. In 2017, a series of thunderstorms and tornadoes passed through Adel, resulting in the destruction of over 20 homes in the Sunshine Acres mobile home park and the death of seven residents. More about Adel, GA.


Adel has an area of 8.2 square miles (21.3 km2), with 8.1 square miles (20.9 km2) of land and 0.19 square miles (0.5 km2) of water. As of the 2020 US Census, the racial composition of Adel was 44.61% Black or African American, 42.81% White, 0.16% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.25% other, and 8.04% Hispanic or Latino. 


In 2000, the median household income in Adel was $23,908, and the median income for a family was $27,318. As of 2019, the median gross rent in Adel was $789. The Cook County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve and has 188 full-time teachers and over 3,215 students. The Cook County Public Library serves Adel. 


Adel's climate is humid subtropical, characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. Notable people from Adel include actor and producer Ray McKinnon and baseball player Kaleb Cowart. Browse this website.


Point of Interest #1: United tire LLC, 267 Harrell Road, Adel, GA 31620


Point of Interest #2: Vulcan Steel Structures, Inc, 500 Vulcan Pkwy, Adel, GA 31620


Point of Interest #3: Cook County Road Department, 1500 County Farm Rd, Adel, GA 31620


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