Brooks is a town in Fayette County, Georgia. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 524.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Brooks has a total area of 4.4 square miles, of which 4.3 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles, or 1.38%, is water.

Here is some more information from the official Brooks city website

Located just west of Valdosta in southwest Georgia, on the Florida border, Brooks is a county of moss-laden oaks and a long and honored history.

Founded on December 11, 1858, Brooks County was created from portions of Lowndes and Thomas counties. The 494-square-mile county was named for Preston S. Brooks of South Carolina, an extremely popular young legislator known for his intensely southern sentiments and his zealous defense of southern rights. In 1853 Brooks was elected to Congress as a States’ Rights Democrat and served until his death four years later, at the age of thirty-eight. A year later the Georgia legislature showed their appreciation of him by naming a county for him.

1818, U.S. president Andrew Jackson entered a treaty with the Spanish and the Native Americans and claimed the land that is now Brooks County for the United States. Settlers later came down the Coffee Road from middle Georgia in their covered wagons, ox-drawn carts, and buggies. These early settlers had three things uppermost in their minds: religion, education, and agriculture.

In 1859, the home of Thomas Folsom in Quitman was used as Brooks County’s first courtroom. Later that year, work began on a permanent courthouse. The Civil War slowed the building’s progress until it was finished in 1864. The first courthouse is still in use today, although it has undergone remodeling and modernizing.

 

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