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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:
    • 32.909444, -83.380636
    • 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 ...
    • Fayette County
      • This Brooks is located in Fayette County and lies 67 miles [107.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Brooks.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Covington County
      • This Brooks is located in Covington County and lies 216 miles [347.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 1,888 miles [3,038.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 532 miles [856.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 2,190 miles [3,524.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 551 miles [886.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 505 miles [812.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 839 miles [1,350.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 755 miles [1,215.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 379 miles [609.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 498 miles [801.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 906 miles [1,458.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 1,221 miles [1,965 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 412 miles [663 km]<1> to the west of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 1,680 miles [2,703.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 367 miles [590.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 2,256 miles [3,630.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 499 miles [803.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 360 miles [579.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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 825 miles [1,327.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Brooks that is located in Wilkinson 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.

  • Bragg [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg
    • Bragg [Jones County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Brooks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bragg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bragg
  • Coopers [Baldwin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopers
    • Coopers [Baldwin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Brooks
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopers
  • Crystal Springs [Bibb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
    • Crystal Springs [Bibb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Brooks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
  • Dry Branch [Twiggs County]
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    • Edgars [Wilkinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgars
      • Edgars [Wilkinson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgars have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgars
    • Fortville [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fortville
      • Fortville [Jones County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Brooks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fortville
    • Goldens Mill [Wilkinson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldens Mill
      • Goldens Mill [Wilkinson County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldens Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gordon [Wilkinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon [Wilkinson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Brooks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordon<5>
    • Gray [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray
      • Gray [Jones County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Brooks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gray<5>
    • Greenberry Crossroads [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenberry Crossroads
      • Greenberry Crossroads [Jones County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenberry Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenberry Crossroads
    • Haddock [Jones County]
    • James [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James
      • James [Jones County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James
    • Kings Park [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Park
      • Kings Park [Bibb County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Park
    • Kings View [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings View
      • Kings View [Jones County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings View
    • Lake Arrowhead [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Arrowhead
      • Lake Arrowhead [Bibb County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Arrowhead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Arrowhead
    • Mogul [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mogul
      • Mogul [Bibb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Brooks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mogul have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mogul
    • Mount Pleasant [Baldwin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Baldwin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Mountain Springs [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Springs
      • Mountain Springs [Jones County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Brooks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Springs
    • Pine Ridge [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Jones County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • Tanglewood [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood
      • Tanglewood [Bibb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewood
    • Whispering Pines [Bibb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Pines
      • Whispering Pines [Bibb County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whispering Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whispering Pines
    • Youngblood Corners [Wilkinson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngblood Corners
      • Youngblood Corners [Wilkinson County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Brooks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Youngblood Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Duane Allman     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Macon (Georgia) on Friday October 29, 1971 at the age of 24. He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Bibb County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Duane Allman<6>
    • Manley Lanier 'Sonny' Carter     (Astronaut)
      • Astronaut. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Friday August 15, 1947 and died in Brunswick (Georgia) on Friday April 5, 1991 at the age of 43.
      • Macon is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Manley Lanier 'Sonny' Carter<6>
    • William Walker 'Ready' Cash     (Negro League Baseball)
    • Charles Coburn     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Tueday June 19, 1877 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday August 30, 1961 at the age of 84. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Coburn<6>
    • Anna Ruby Gordy Gaye     (Songwriter, composer)
    • Joel Chandler Harris     (Author, journalist)
      • Author, journalist. He was born in Eatonton (Georgia) on Saturday December 9, 1848 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday July 3, 1908 at the age of 59. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Eatonton is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joel Chandler Harris<6>
    • James 'Sweetie' Jones     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Wednesday August 6, 1941 and died in Macon (Georgia) on Wednesday July 21, 2004 at the age of 62. He is buried at Macon Memorial Park (Bibb County, Georgia).
      • Macon is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Brooks.
      • Macon is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Sweetie' Jones<6>
    • George Reed     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Macon (Georgia) on Tueday November 27, 1866 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Thursday November 6, 1952 at the age of 86. He is buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Macon is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Brooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Reed<6>

How Far From Brooks to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community 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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    • Irwinton, which is the Seat of Wilkinson County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Brooks to Irwinton, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 544 miles [875.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 31 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,434 miles [10,354.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,130 miles [11,474.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,011 miles [8,064.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brooks) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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: 32.9094, Longitude: -83.3806    
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.633 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.844 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.103 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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