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Charlene Thomas, Acting Town Clerk
C.E. (Gene) Melvin, Mayor
Steve Acree, Vice-Mayor
PO Box 127
17435 Tetstone Avenue
Brooker, Florida 32622
Phone: (352) 485-1022

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Brooker Town Council Meetings 

Will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month,
7:00 p.m. at the Community Center

Meeting Minutes

Community Center Rental

Do you have a special event coming up? Consider renting our Community Center for everyone to gather and celebrate!

Rates, Rules & Lease Agreement





Welcome to the Town of Brooker, a little town in the western part of Bradford County.  The town was incorporated in 1952, after a lapse of almost 40 years.  Mr. Hulett Anderson was the first Mayor of the Town of Brooker.  As of 2021, the estimation of the population is 325.

Brooker has been a farming community since it was first settled. Most of its residents made a living by growing potatoes, melons, corn, beans, and squash to be shipped to market.  In the ’20s and ’30s, the train, known as “Peggy”, made round-trip runs to Brooker every day.

In 1838, a settlement called Ward City was established in this area.  The town was named after an early settler, E. P. Ward, who is buried in the First Baptist Church of Brooker’s cemetery.  In 1892, Thomas R. Collins petitioned for a Post Office and became postmaster in 1894.  He named the post office after the old Brooker Bridge across the Santa Fe River.  The bridge was named after Ed Brooker, a farmer in the area.  Due to confusion about whether to call the town Ward City or Brooker after the post office, the citizens decided to drop the name Ward City and used the name of the post office, Brooker.

The town is not known for a fast-paced atmosphere, but a quiet community.  It does however have an elementary school (Brooker Community School), the Post Office, several churches, a Dollar General, and one gas station.