Cook Township is a township in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States.
It is a rural area located in Southwestern Pennsylvania, about 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh and
5 miles south of Ligonier. Settled in the 1800's, it was primarily farm lands. It became a township
just over 150 years ago. The population was 2403 at the 2000 Census and many of these
people are descendants of those early settlers.
A significant portion of the land is occupied by Forbes State Forest and also by Linn Run State Park.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 47.3 square miles
(122.6 km²), of which, 47.3 square miles (122.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles
(0.1 km²) of it (0.04%) is water.
The township contains the following boroughs and villages: Mansville, Pleasant Grove,
Rectors Mill, Stahlstown, and Weaver Mill.