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Brooks County Historical Markers

Brooks County


  • Source: Keith Hair
  • Marker: Brooks County
  • Location: Brooks County Courthouse, Quitman

BROOKS COUNTY

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,

  1. 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