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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Brooks, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brooks and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Brooks:
    • 33.290946, -84.458881
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Brooks
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Brooks ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Brooks.

There is one other community in Georgia which is also named Brooks.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another 29 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 29 communities, 29 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Georgia ...
    • Wilkinson County
      • This Brooks is located in Wilkinson County and lies 67 miles [107.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilkinson County community of Brooks.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Covington County
      • This Brooks is located in Covington County and lies 180 miles [289.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of Brooks.
    • Alberta
      • This Brooks lies 1,827 miles [2,940.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
    • Arkansas
      • Grant County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Brooks [Grant County].
      • Saline County
      • This Brooks is located in Saline County and lies 465 miles [748.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Brooks.
    • California
      • Yolo County
      • This Brooks is located in Yolo County and lies 2,123 miles [3,416.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yolo County community of Brooks.
    • Illinois
      • Madison County
      • This Brooks is located in Madison County and lies 491 miles [790.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Brooks.
    • Indiana
      • Hamilton County
      • This Brooks is located in Hamilton County and lies 466 miles [750 km]<1> to the north of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Brooks.
    • Iowa
      • Adams County
      • This Brooks is located in Adams County and lies 776 miles [1,248.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Brooks.
    • Kansas
      • Wilson County
      • This Brooks is located in Wilson County and lies 687 miles [1,105.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilson County community of Brooks.
    • Kentucky
      • Bullitt County
      • This Brooks is located in Bullitt County and lies 336 miles [540.7 km]<1> to the north of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bullitt County community of Brooks.
    • Louisiana
      • Pointe Coupee Parish
      • This Brooks is located in Pointe Coupee Parish and lies 447 miles [719.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pointe Coupee Parish community of Brooks.
    • Maine
      • Waldo County
      • This Brooks is located in Waldo County and lies 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Waldo County community of Brooks.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Brooks is located in Worcester County and lies 928 miles [1,493.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Brooks.
    • Michigan
      • Bay County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Brooks [Bay County].
      • Menominee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Brooks [Menominee County].
      • Newaygo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Brooks [Newaygo County].
    • Minnesota
      • Polk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Brooks [Polk County].
      • Red Lake County
      • This Brooks is located in Red Lake County and lies 1,168 miles [1,879.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Red Lake County community of Brooks.
    • Mississippi
      • Sunflower County
      • This Brooks is located in Sunflower County and lies 347 miles [558.4 km]<1> to the west of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sunflower County community of Brooks.
    • Montana
      • Fergus County
      • This Brooks is located in Fergus County and lies 1,617 miles [2,602.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fergus County community of Brooks.
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Brooks [Buncombe County].
      • Lenoir County
      • This Brooks is located in Lenoir County and lies 413 miles [664.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lenoir County community of Brooks.
    • Ohio
      • Clark County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Clark County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Brooks.
    • Oregon
      • Marion County
      • This Brooks is located in Marion County and lies 2,190 miles [3,524.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Brooks.
    • Texas
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Brooks [Jefferson County].
      • Panola County
      • Although located in Panola County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Panola County community of Brooks.
    • Virginia
      • Stafford County
      • This Brooks is located in Stafford County and lies 523 miles [841.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stafford County community of Brooks.
    • West Virginia
      • Summers County
      • This Brooks is located in Summers County and lies 366 miles [589 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summers County community of Brooks.
    • Wisconsin
      • Adams County
      • This Brooks is located in Adams County and lies 778 miles [1,252.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Brooks that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Brooks.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brooks ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Birdie [Spalding County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdie
    • Birdie [Spalding County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Brooks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birdie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdie
  • Broom Hall [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broom Hall
    • Broom Hall [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Brooks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broom Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broom Hall
  • Chestnutfield [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnutfield
    • Chestnutfield [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Brooks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnutfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnutfield
  • Clover [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
    • Clover [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Brooks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
  • Continue List   (15 more) ...
    • Crescent Oak [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Oak
      • Crescent Oak [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Oak
    • Cross Creek [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Creek
      • Cross Creek [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Creek
    • Friendship [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
      • Friendship [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
    • Gypsy Woods [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gypsy Woods
      • Gypsy Woods [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gypsy Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gypsy Woods
    • Harp [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harp
      • Harp [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Brooks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harp
    • Jennings Yard [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings Yard
      • Jennings Yard [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennings Yard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings Yard
    • Kingswood [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingswood
      • Kingswood [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingswood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingswood
    • Meadow Run [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Run
      • Meadow Run [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Run
    • Peachtree Walk [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachtree Walk
      • Peachtree Walk [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peachtree Walk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peachtree Walk
    • Peeks Crossing [Coweta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peeks Crossing
      • Peeks Crossing [Coweta County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peeks Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peeks Crossing
    • Porters Ridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porters Ridge
      • Porters Ridge [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porters Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porters Ridge
    • Rest [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rest
      • Rest [Fayette County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rockspray [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockspray
      • Rockspray [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockspray have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockspray
    • Sawmill Trace [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawmill Trace
      • Sawmill Trace [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmill Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawmill Trace
    • Tapestry [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tapestry
      • Tapestry [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tapestry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tapestry

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Brooks. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • James 'Kokomo' Arnold     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Lovejoy (Georgia) on Friday February 15, 1901 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday November 8, 1968 at the age of 67. He is buried at Burr Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Lovejoy is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Kokomo' Arnold<5>
    • Jesse Fuller     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Jonesboro (Georgia) on Thursday March 12, 1896 and died in Oakland (California) on Thursday January 29, 1976 at the age of 79. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Jonesboro is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Fuller<5>
    • William C. Hartman     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Thomaston (Georgia) on Wednesday March 17, 1915 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 16, 2006 at the age of 91. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Thomaston is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William C. Hartman<5>
    • Greg McCrary, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Griffin (Georgia) on Monday March 24, 1952 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday April 9, 2013 at the age of 61. He is buried at Hillandale Memorial Gardens (DeKalb County, Georgia).
      • Griffin is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Brooks.
      • Atlanta is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the north of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Greg McCrary, Sr.<5>
    • Nick Rogers     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in East Point (Georgia) on Thursday May 31, 1979 and died in College Park (Georgia) on Monday May 3, 2010 at the age of 31. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • East Point is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Brooks.
      • College Park is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nick Rogers<5>

How Far From Brooks to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Brooks to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Brooks and extending to:

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    • Fayetteville, which is the Seat of Fayette County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Brooks to Fayetteville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 32 miles [51.5 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 566 miles [910.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 23 days and walking would take 33 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,463 miles [10,401.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,164 miles [11,529.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,043 miles [8,115.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Fayette County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brooks. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Fayette County: www.admin.co.fayette.ga.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brooks) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brooks. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BrooksOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2909, Longitude: -84.4589    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Brooks could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Brooks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Brooks to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.275 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.638 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.424 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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