- Source: Keith Hair
- Marker: Brooks County
- Location: Brooks County Courthouse, Quitman
This County created by Act of the Legislature
Dec. 11, 1858,is named for Preston Smith
Brooks, zealous defender of States rights.
Born in S.C. Aug. 6, 1819, Brookes served in
the Mexican War & in Congress. He died June 27,
- The first County Officers included:
Ordinary Angus Morrison, Sheriff Enoch Hall
Pike, Clerk of Superior & Inferior Courts
D.W. McRae, Tax Collector Georgia Alderman,
Tax Receiver John Delk, Treasurer William F.
Speight, Surveyor Jeremiah Wilson, Coroner
John T. Devane, State Senator Shadrack Griffin
and Representative John T. Edmondson.
014-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956