The vibrant city of Quitman is located in Brooks County, in southern Georgia. The home to James Pierpont, the author of the holiday favorite “Jingle Bells” song, Quitman is known as the “Camellia City”for the many trees that grow within the city limits. As of 2010, Brooks County had a population of 16,243, and Quitman’s population was 3,850.
A Look Back
The land was originally settled in 1818, and Coffee Road was established in 1820, linking the settlement to other townships in the area. Brooks County was formed in 1858, when portions of Lowndes and Thomas counties combined to form a new county. In 1860, the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad reached the town of Quitman, linking the county seat to other major metropolitan hubs.
Today, there are two major historical sites of note. The Brooks County Courthouse, constructed in 1864 in Quitman, was designed by architect John Wind. Additionally, the Brooks County Museum and Cultural Center is a cultural site for music, art, and culinary events year-round.
Spencer Law Office Assisting Clients in Quitman and Brooks County
Established in 1981, Spencer Law Office is dedicated to helping clients throughout Brooks County with a variety of legal matters. We offer legal guidance and representation in the areas of probate, divorce, adoption, child custody, child support, restraining orders, criminal defense, and personal injury. Call us today at (229) 263-4181 to hear more about our services and how we can provide you with the assistance you need.