Brooks County

Brooks County got its territory in 1858 from Lowndes and Thomas counties, but even earlier, those lands had been part of Irwin County. It is named for Preston Brooks, a defender of states' rights and a member of Congress prior to the Civil War. Another states' rights advocate, General John Quitman of Mexican War fame, was honored in the nam­ing of the county seat.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 272, Quitman GA 31643-0272
Telephone 229.263.5561
Fax 229.263.9345

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Brooks County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 16425 (State Rank: 102)
Incorporated Millage Rage 10.876
Unincorporated Millage Rate 9.563
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 13.435
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 24.311
Total Unincorporated 22.998


County Officials