In a Nutshell
The Town of Brooks is once of metro Atlanta’s smallest incorporated communities. Located in Southern Fayette County, Brooks is a rural crossroad community centered on the 85 Connector. With a small population, the Town of Brooks has had a varied population over the last 15 years. Currently the US Census estimates the population of Brooks to be 547 people.
Walking, Biking or Driving
The Town of Brooks is situated along the Highway 85 Connector. This road serves as the Main Street through the town. All other streets are local streets serving the individual residential areas and are dedicated streets maintained by the town. Fayette County is updating its transportation plan and is also in the development of a Trails plan.
The Town of Brooks is a diverse and forward looking community engaged in shaping its own future. The people of Brooks are working to capitalize on the qualities and values that have made it a successful community. Goals for the community include: 1) Create systems that assure maintenance and enhancement of the town; 2) Improve the intrinsic value of the town through community spaces; 3) Encourage any new development to align with and support the town’s rural past; 4) Explore opportunities to strengthen citizen involvement in the government
Brooks, the southernmost community in Fayette County, lies near the former site of a Creek Nation village and trading post. Although nothing specific is known of the community’s Creek history, numerous Indian artifacts can still be found in our freshly tilled soil. McIntosh Road, a principal town thoroughfare, follows the path used by the Creeks to travel from Coweta Town (now Columbus, Georgia) and Whitesburg (on the Chattahoochee River at the present Carroll and Coweta County line) to Indian Springs, south of present-day Jackson, in Butts County.