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Brooks County


Incorporated Date: 

December 11, 1858



Total Area: 

493.7 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 272
Quitman, GA 31643

Phone Number: 

(229) 263-5561

Fax Number: 

(229) 263-9345

Brooks County got its territory in 1858 from Lowndes and Thomas counties, but even earlier, those lands had been part of Irwin County. It is named for Preston Brooks, a defender of states' rights and a member of Congress prior to the Civil War. Another states' rights advocate, General John Quitman of Mexican War fame, lends his name to the county seat.