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Near Belle Vernon in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonel Edward Cook

(1738-1808)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, April 28, 2012
1. Colonel Edward Cook Marker
Inscription.  Settling here in the 1770s, Cook became a prominent landholder, jurist, and politician. He was a member of the Provincial Congress in Philadelphia in 1776 and served at the State Constitutional Convention. Although a moderate during the Whiskey Rebellion, 1792-94, he joined the tax protesters and was elected chairman of several key rebel meetings.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 8.451′ N, 79° 49.27′ W. Marker is near Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Finley Road and Rehoboth Road, on the right when traveling east on Finley Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belle Vernon PA 15012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cement City (approx. 2.9 miles away); The 1948 Donora Smog
Colonel Edward Cook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 28, 2012
2. Colonel Edward Cook Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); Christian B. Anfinsen (approx. 3.6 miles away); Darr Mine Disaster (approx. 3.6 miles away); Rabe Manor (approx. 3.9 miles away); John K. Tener (approx. 4.2 miles away); Horseshoe Baptist Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); West Newton (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Pennsylvania Historical Marker Program. (Submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Colonel Edward Cook at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,115 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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