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Brooks County, Georgia
May 22, 1856 Preston Smith Brooks, a Senator from South Carolina, canes fellow Senator Charles Sumner
  Brooks County, Georgia
December 11, 1858 Brooks County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Brooks County, Georgia

Name derivation:Named in honor of Preston Smith Brooks. Widely recognized not by name, but by a single event in that occurred in the United States Senate when he caned fellow Senator Charles Sumter, an event used by modern historians to illustrate the growing rift between the North and the South
Acquisition: Creek cession, Aug 9, 1814
Taken from: Lowndes, Thomas counties
Counties created from:
Cities: Quitman (county seat), Morven

Web sites:National Register of Historic Places in Brooks County, Georgia
Brooks County, Georgia, links

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