Brooks County

Brooks County (HMHX5)

Location: Quitman, GA 31643 Brooks County
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N 30° 47.11', W 83° 33.589'

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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.
HM NumberHMHX5
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number14-1
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 11:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 255039 N 3408595
Decimal Degrees30.78516667, -83.55981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 47.11', W 83° 33.589'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 47' 6.60" N, 83° 33' 35.34" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 E Screven St, Quitman GA 31643, US
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