Georgia Brooks County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: December 11, 1858

Population: 16,450

Total Area: 493.7 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Quitman (County Seat)

• Baden
• Barney
• Barwick
• Dixie
• Grooverville

• Morven
• Nankin
• New Rock Hill

The first settlers, in what is now Brooks County, were Spanish missionaries from Florida who arrived around 1570. Brooks County was formed from parts of Lowndes and Thomas counties and was named for Preston Brooks, a member of Congress prior to the Civil War and an avid defender of state rights.

During the Civil War, the county was the main producer of food for the confederacy and became known as the “Breadbasket of the South.”

The county’s courthouse was constructed in 1864. Brooks County officials paid for the structure with $14,958 in Confederate money, a fortunate circumstance for the county, since this currency was soon to become useless.

The county is home to several endangered plant and animal species including the Pond Spicebush, the Wood Stork, and the Eastern Indigo snake.

The Quitman Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, contains late 19th and early 20th century brick buildings in the commercial district and mainly wood frame homes from various periods and styles in the residential area. The streets are laid out in a grid with several central parks.

Brooks County is one of 159 counties in Georgia. It has 493.6 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 33.1 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 19.7%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 39.3% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 3.1% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.61 persons compared to an average family size of 3.11 persons.

In 2008 ag., forestry, fishing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $24,187. Per capita income grew by 13.9% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 16,354 Covered Employment 2,754
Growth (%) since 1990 6.2% Average wage per job $26,074
Households (2000) 6,155 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 9.9%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 8,206 Average wage per job $34,139
Unemployment Rate (2009) 8.2 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 1.0%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $28,165 Average wage per job $40,269
Median Household Income (2008) $35,007 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 11.0%
Poverty Rate (2008) 22.0 Average wage per job $29,040
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 67.5 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 3.1%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 11.3 Average wage per job $36,763
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1. BROOKS County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 1081 Barwick Rd, Quitman, GA 31643
Phone: (229) 263-8923
County: Brooks County
Enrollment: 668
Grades: 7-12

2. BROOKS County
Address: 2171 Moultrie Hwy, Quitman, GA 31643
Phone: (229) 263-7521
County: Brooks County
Enrollment: 545
Grades: 6-8

Address: 10295 Coffee Rd, Morven, GA 31638
Phone: (229) 775-2414
County: Brooks County
Enrollment: 458
Grades: PK-5

Address: 2200 Moultrie Hwy, Quitman, GA 31643
Phone: (229) 263-9302
County: Brooks County
Enrollment: 707
Grades: PK-5

Address: 400 North Walker Street, Quitman, GA 31643
Phone: (229) 263-8606
County: Brooks County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0