Its elevation is 276 feet (84 m).
It was named for Joseph Brinkley a "colonial settler".
Rev. Jesse H. Page established a school in Brinkleyville in 1855 and taught there until 1861 when he enlisted to join the Confederate Army.
Sidney Weller (1791 - 1854) moved to the area. He had grown mulberries for silk production in North Carolina but the business was not successful. In Brinkley he got into wine making establishing a vineyard. It was noted as one of twelve townships in Halifax County.
- "Brinkleyville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
- Helsley, Alexia Jones (July 16, 2010). A History of North Carolina Wine: From Scuppernong to Syrah. ISBN 9781614232162.
- "Journal of the North Carolina Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South". 1900.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.