Brooklet, Georgia

Brooklet, Georgia (HM21D4)

Location: Statesboro, GA 30458 Bulloch County
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N 32° 22.783', W 81° 39.767'

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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.
HM NumberHM21D4
Placed ByThe Bulloch County Historical Society, sponsored by the Jack N. & Addie D. Averitt Foundation
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Date Added Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 437655 N 3582718
Decimal Degrees32.37971667, -81.66278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.783', W 81° 39.767'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 46.98" N, 81° 39' 46.02" W
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Area Code(s)912
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108 Parker St, Statesboro GA 30458, US
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