Brooks County

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Brooks County is named for Preston Smith Brooks, who was a United States congressman from South Carolina.

 

Created:  December 11, 1858

County Seat: 

Quitman  1859 – present

 

County Courthouse – Quitman 

 

Location:  1 Screven Street / North Court Street

Built:  1859 – 1864

Style:  Renaissance Revival and Romanesque Revival

Architect:  John Wind

Contractor:  John Wind

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story stone structure. The south front has a projecting section with two arches on the first story with recessed entrance. On the center of the roof is a square clock tower. The roof is sloped. The building was extensively remodeled in 1892. The architect was Bruce & Morgan and the contractor was James Smith.

 

Courthouses: 

 Colquitt County and Cook County 

E – Lowndes County

S – Madison County, Florida and Jefferson County, Florida

W – Thomas County

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009