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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Brooks County, Georgia

Clickable Map of Brooks County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Brooks County, GA (17) Colquitt County, GA (16) Cook County, GA (10) Lowndes County, GA (28) Thomas County, GA (12) Hamilton County, FL (19) Jefferson County, FL (22) Madison County, FL (29)  BrooksCounty(17) Brooks County (17)  ColquittCounty(16) Colquitt County (16)  CookCounty(10) Cook County (10)  LowndesCounty(28) Lowndes County (28)  ThomasCounty(12) Thomas County (12)  HamiltonCountyFlorida(19) Hamilton County (19)  JeffersonCounty(22) Jefferson County (22)  MadisonCounty(29) Madison County (29)
Quitman is the county seat for Brooks County
Adjacent to Brooks County, Georgia
      Colquitt County (16)  
      Cook County (10)  
      Lowndes County (28)  
      Thomas County (12)  
      Hamilton County, Florida (19)  
      Jefferson County, Florida (22)  
      Madison County, Florida (29)  
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1 Georgia, Brooks County, Barney — 14-2 — Barney Colored Elementary School
Barney Colored Elementary School was part of the Rosenwald school building program that matched funds from philanthropist Julius Rosenwaid with community donations to build rural Southern schools during the era of segregation. An example of a . . . Map (db m234828) HM
2 Georgia, Brooks County, Grooverville — 014-10 — Grooverville Methodist Church
This church had its beginning in 1832, on the plantation of William H. Ramsey, about 4½ miles Southwest of here. There being no Methodist services in the vicinity at the time he and his family moved to this area. Mr. Ramsey built a brush-arbor . . . Map (db m10025) HM
3 Georgia, Brooks County, Grooverville — 014-4 — Liberty Baptist Church
Between 1837 - 1841 the Baptists in this section were stirred on Missions, Sunday Schools and ministerial support. In 1841 the Ocklochnee anti-Missionary Baptist Assn. passed a ruling to dismiss members believing in the “new fangled . . . Map (db m10172) HM
4 Georgia, Brooks County, Morven — 014-3 — Mount Zion Camp Ground
The first Camp Meeting was held on this site in 1828 by a "few scattered Methodists" before any Methodist Church in the area was organized. William Hendry, William Blair and Hamilton W. Sharpe, as a committee, selected the site. Rev. Adam Wyrick was . . . Map (db m14761) HM
5 Georgia, Brooks County, Morven — 014-6 — Old Coffee Road← →
The Old Coffee Road, first vehicular and postal route of this area, passed here running southwestward from the Ocmulgee River via today's Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick, and Thomasville to the Florida line above Tallahassee. The thoroughfare was . . . Map (db m14751) HM
6 Georgia, Brooks County, Morven — The Old Morven School1914-1993
Home schooling prevailed in Morven District among early families. After 1865, small academies were supported by private means, with limited public funds. Morven Academy, founded by Dr. Robert Hitch, had local and boarding students for twenty years. . . . Map (db m164634) HM
7 Georgia, Brooks County, Nankin — 014-7 — Columbia Primitive Baptist Church
Columbia Primitive Baptist Church was formally constituted on the first Sunday in October, 1833, after serving as an arm of Bethany Church more than a year. Moses Dees was the first delegate from Columbia to the annual meeting of the mother church, . . . Map (db m14749) HM
8 Georgia, Brooks County, Pavo — 014-8 — Bethel Primitive Baptist Church
Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, the second Baptist Church to be organized in the area of old Lowndes County, was constituted September 2, 1826. The organizing Presbytery were: Elders Benjamin Manning. Matthew Albritton and Henry Melton, with . . . Map (db m51514) HM
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9 Georgia, Brooks County, Quitman — 014-9 — Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church about 4 miles Southwest of here, was constituted November 29, 1834. The charter members included: William T. Rushing, his wife, Belinda; Asa Geiger, his wife, Nancy; William Jones, his wife, Elizabeth; James . . . Map (db m14747) HM
10 Georgia, Brooks County, Quitman — 014-1 — 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, Brooks served in the Mexican War & in Congress. He died June 27, 1857. The first County . . . Map (db m26977) HM
11 Georgia, Brooks County, Quitman — Brooks County Veterans Monument
Brooks County Veterans They All Gave Some Gave AllMap (db m102343) WM
12 Georgia, Brooks County, Quitman — 14-1 — Civil War Slave Conspiracy
In August 1864, during the American Civil War, four men were executed in Brooks County, Georgia, for conspiring to plot a slave insurrection. The conspirators – led by a local white man, John Vickery, and three slaves named Nelson, George, and . . . Map (db m40368) HM
13 Georgia, Brooks County, Quitman — 014-5 — Old Coffee Road← →
The Old Coffee Road, earliest vehicular and postal route of this area, crossed here, leading southwestward from the Ocmulgee River via today's Lax, Nashville, Cecil, Barwick and Thomasville to the Florida Line. The thoroughfare was opened by . . . Map (db m14763) HM
14 Georgia, Brooks County, Quitman — Our Confederate Dead
Our Confederate Dead. Erected By The Ladies Memorial Association 1878. ( back ) Brothers! Rest In Peace.Map (db m102344) WM
15 Georgia, Brooks County, Quitman — Quitman United Methodist ChurchBuilt 1895
is listed on the National Register of Historic Places United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m191061) HM
16 Georgia, Brooks County, Quitman — Quitman Veterans Memorial
To Those Who Gave Much. To Those Who Gave All Quitman and Brooks County Dedicates This Memorial November 11, 1921 Erected by Quitman Chapter United Daughters of The Confederacy 1st Lt. Wilbur Oglesby Privates Arthur Culpepper · . . . Map (db m102345) WM
17 Georgia, Brooks County, Quitman — 014-2 — West End Cemetery
In this cemetery, during the last year of the War Between the States, a number of Confederate soldiers, 17 of them unknown, were buried. Memorial services for these soldiers were held as early as 1869. In 1871, on Memorial Day, April 26, a group of . . . Map (db m26978) HM
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Nov. 28, 2023