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Brooklet in Bulloch County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Brooklet, Georgia

 
 
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By David Seibert, April 11, 2014
1. Brooklet, Georgia Marker
Inscription. Brooklet, known for its avenue of oak trees, took shape at the end of the 19th century on property owned by A.J. Lee. Optimistic citizens built a new town beside the recently completed Savannah & Statesboro Railroad. Dr. H.K. Thayer, an early resident, asked to the U.S. Post Office accept the name of Brooklet for the new town, since a brook ran through it. Before 1899, the area was called Nellwood. The post office was at the home of J.C. Cromley. Brooklet quickly grew, as businesses opened under the names of Clisby Cone, W.C. Parker, J.A. Warnock, and Parrish & Pretorius. Dr. J.M. McElveen and Dr. John I. Lane moved to the new town.

When the town was incorporated in 1907, Dr. Lane was elected its first Mayor. Brooklet became a thriving community in eastern Bulloch County with a school, bank, electric plant, telephone company, general merchandise stores, and a large lumber mill owned by J.N. Shearouse. His Shearouse Railroad intersected with the S & S Railroad near the center of town. Early churches were Methodist (1904), Baptist (1907), St. Marys AME Church (1907), and Primitive Baptist (1917). Little Bethel Baptist (1893) relocated to Brooklet in 1953.
 
Erected by The Bulloch County Historical Society, sponsored by the Jack N. & Addie D. Averitt Foundation.
 
Location.
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By David Seibert, April 11, 2014
2. Brooklet, Georgia Marker
Parker Road is to the right; East Lee Street is the crossroad in the background.
32° 22.783′ N, 81° 39.767′ W. Marker is in Brooklet, Georgia, in Bulloch County. Marker is at the intersection of Parker Avenue and East Lee Street, on the left when traveling south on Parker Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is actually located on North Parker Street less than 100 feet north of East Lee Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 N. Parker Avenue, Brooklet GA 30415, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Abbot (1751-1839) (approx. 5.2 miles away); John Abbot 1751 - 1840 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Upper Black Creek Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); Savannah & Statesboro Railway (approx. 7.2 miles away); Statesboro High School (approx. 7.3 miles away); Harville House (approx. 7.6 miles away); 1804 New Hope Methodist Church (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklet.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Brooklet, Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 11, 2014
3. Brooklet, Georgia Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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