Historic Markers Across Georgia



Brooks County



Marker ID: GHM 014-1
Location: Courthouse in Quitman. GA
County: Brooks
Coordinates: N 30° 47.11    W 083° 33.589
  30.785166    -83.55981
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM58NY
Brooks County  Marker  



Text:

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, Brooks served in the Mexican War & in Congress. He died June 27, 1857. The first County Officers included: Ordinary Angus Morrison, Sheriff Enoch Hall Pike, Clerk of Superior & Inferior Courts D.W. McRae. Tax Collector George Alderman, Tax Receiver John Delk, Treasurer William F. Speight, Surveyor Jeremiah Wilson, Coroner John T. Devane, State Senator Shadrack Griffin and Representative John T. Edmonson.

GHM 014-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



Brooks County Courthouse
Brooks County
Photo by David Seibert



 

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