Brooks, Oregon
Brooks Oregon 97305

This is a station on the main line of the Southern Pacific Company nine miles north of Salem. It was named for Linus Brooks, who was born in Ohio in 1805 and came to Oregon from Illinois in 1850 and settled near the present site of the community. Brooks post office was established in 1871, about the time the railroad was build through. For additional information about the Brooks family, see editorial page of the Oregon journal, June 25, 1927.