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County Formed December 11, 1858
County Seat Quitman
Incorporated Cities Morven and Quitman
Total Area 497.740432 square miles


From its county population in 2000 of 16477 to its current population estimate of 15418, the county has experienced a growth change of -1059.

Founded on December 11, 1858, Brooks County was created from portions of Lowndes and Thomas counties. The 494-square-mile county was named for Preston S. Brooks of South Carolina, an extremely popular young legislator.

The largest town in Brooks County, Quitman, was named the county seat.  The first courthouse, a small, temporary building, opened in 1859. A permanent edifice was begun in the same year, but the Civil War(1861-65) delayed its construction. That courthouse, completed in 1864, is still in use today, although it has undergone remodeling and modernizing.

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State of Georgia

WWI Memorial on Courthouse Lawn

Gazebo in Downtown Quitman

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