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Brooks County, Georgia

Brooks County Georgia
US county information
NameBrooks County
Largest cityQuitman
US Area
Total Area497.77 sq mi (1289.2 km2)
Land Area493.62 sq mi (1278.5 km2)
Water Area4.15 sq mi (10.7 km2)
Population Est.16243 (2006)
Density12.7/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Brooks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is part of the Valdosta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the population was 16,243. The county seat is Quitman. Brooks County was created 11 December 1858 from portions of Lowndes and Thomas counties by an act of the Georgia General Assembly named in honor of Preston Brooks, famous and acclaimed throughout the South for having beaten to unconsciousness, Senator Charles Sumner in 1856 in Congress. The county is in the Valdosta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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