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Quitman, the seat of Brooks County, is the second largest historic district in the state of GA. It is served by State Highway 333 and US Highway 84, and near Interstate Highways 10 and 75, it is about 17 miles west of Valdosta, and close to the Florida line. With a rich history, a heritage of community spirit, fertile soil and abundant opportunities for the outdoorsman, both Quitman and Brooks County offer something for everyone.

In 1818, President Andrew Jackson made a treaty with the Spanish and native Americans and claimed the land that is now Brooks County for the United States. Brooks is a county of moss-laden oaks and a long and honored history.

Average January temperatures in the area range from 38 to 62 degrees. The average temperatures in July are usually about 70 to 92 degrees. The average annual precipitation is around 53 inches.


Area events, attractions and festivals include the Wild Adventures Theme Park, the Annual Pinewoods Bird Festival, Spring Fling and Back Yard BBQ, the Annual Plantation Ball, the 86th Annual Rose Show and Festival, the Kids All-American Fishing Derby, Annual Fall Sampler, Thomasville Fly-In, the Festival of Lights Christmas Parade and others.

Area museums and other places of interest include the Lowndes County Historical Society and Museum, the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, McKey Park, Ola Barber Pittman House, Remerton Mill Village, Theatre Guild Valdosta, the Brooks County Museum and Cultural Center, the South Georgia Motorsports Park and more.


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Higher education is served by Valdosta Technical College and Valdosta State University.

The area offers many lakes and streams that are open to the public. Brooks County is also known as a hunter's paradise and is well known by outdoor enthusiasts. You'll find plentiful quail, dove, ducks and deer in the fields and forests. If golfing is your sport, you'll enjoy it here. The Quitman Country Club, Kinderlou Golf Course (designed by Davis Love II and on PGA Tour) and Valdosta Country Club are just a few.

With a rich history, a heritage of community spirit, fertile soil and abundant opportunities for the outdoorsman, both Quitman and Brooks County offer something for everyone.





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