There are 6 US Post Offices in Brooks County serving a total of 14,844 residents equating to 2,474 residents per post office. It's estimated that approximately 23,693 packages are handled across the 6 county post offices annually. Brooks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,243. The county seat is Quitman. The county was created in 1858 from portions of Lowndes and Thomas counties by an act of the Georgia General Assembly and is named in honor of U.S. Representative Preston Brooks from South Carolina, who physically assaulted Charles Sumner, an older congressman from Massachusetts, in the House of Representatives after an argument about slavery. Brooks County is included in the Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. In the lynching era, from 1880 to 1930, this county had the highest number of lynchings in Georgia, which was the state with the highest number of lynchings in the country. All of the victims were black, including at least 13 killed in the May 1918 lynching rampage in this county.