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Quitman in Brooks County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Brooks County

 
 
Brooks County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
1. Brooks County Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 014-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 30° 47.11′ N, 83° 33.589′ W. Marker is in Quitman, Georgia, in Brooks County. Marker is at the intersection of East Screven Street (U.S. 84) and South Court Street (U.S. 221), on the right when traveling west on East Screven Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the lawn of the Brooks County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Quitman GA 31643, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Brooks County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
2. Brooks County Marker
The marker in front of the Brooks County Courthouse
. Our Confederate Dead (a few steps from this marker); Quitman Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Brooks County Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Slave Conspiracy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); West End Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 3 miles away but has been reported missing); Old Coffee Road (approx. 9.2 miles away); Columbia Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quitman.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentPolitical Subdivisions
 
Brooks County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 24, 2010
3. Brooks County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,089 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 29, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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