Cook Family Honors Tradition, Adapts to Change
Amos Cook was part of a Quaker family who decided to relocate from South Carolina to a northern state. So, in 1804, he purchased land in Wayne Township, Warren County and relocated his family there. Settling on their new farm, they kept busy with crops and livestock, an orchard, and a maple sugar camp.
The original home, timber frame with oak and black walnut beams and walnut siding, is still used by the family today. The original smoke house also remains standing today. Cooks Run stream, which runs through this Bicentennial Farm, was named for the family.
Milton is the 6th generation of the Cook Family to own the 142-acre farm, which today produces organic vegetables, grass-fed beef, and free-range chickens.
Banner Photo (from left): Director David Daniels presented an Ohio Bicentennial Farm certificate to the Cook Family, Milton and son Travis, at the 2013 Warren County Fair.