Brooks is a town in Fayette County, Georgia, USA. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 524. The city should not be confused with Brooks County, Georgia.
Location in Fayette County and the state of Georgia
According to the United States Census Bureau, Brooks has a total area of 4.1 square miles (11 km2), of which, 4.1 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.25% is water.
Before white settlers came on the land, Creek Indians lived in the Brooks area. The first white settlers to reside in the area were the Haisten family. At first the town was called Haistentown but, finally after several other names, Brooks became the name of the town in 1905. Brooks was named after a local planter, Hillery Brooks, who gave a lot to the construction of the railroad and a much needed depot. During the Civil War the town sent many young men to fight in the Confederate Army. Several of these men were killed during the war.
Brooks’ education falls under the Fayette County Board of Education. The only public school in Brooks is Brooks Elementary. Middle school students attend Whitewater Middle and high school students attend Whitewater High in Fayetteville, both of which are of recent construction.