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Colquitt, Georgia
Colquitt City Hall
Colquitt City Hall
Location in Miller County and the state of Georgia
Location in Miller County and the state of Georgia
Country  United States
State  Georgia
County  Miller
Incorporated (City) December 19, 1860
 • Total 8.27 sq mi (21.42 km2)
 • Land 8.23 sq mi (21.32 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
167 ft (51 m)
 • Total 2,001
 • Density 243.08/sq mi (93.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s) 229
FIPS code 13-18000
GNIS feature ID 0355248

Colquitt is a city in Miller County, in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 1,992 at the 2010 census. Colquitt is the county seat of Miller County, a role it has held since just after Miller County was created by the Georgia Legislature in 1856. The city formally incorporated on December 19, 1860, and is Miller County's only incorporated municipality. Colquitt is named for U.S. Congressman and Senator, Walter Terry Colquitt.

The Colquitt Town Square Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.


Colquitt is located at 31°10′23″N 84°43′43″W / 31.17306°N 84.72861°W / 31.17306; -84.72861 (31.173090, -84.728512). The city is located along U.S. Route 27, Georgia State Route 45, and Georgia State Route 91 in southwestern Georgia. Colquitt is located approximately 90 mi (140 km) south of Columbus, 44 mi (71 km) southwest of Albany, and 57 mi (92 km) northwest of Tallahassee, Florida.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21 km2), of which, 8.2 square miles (21 km2) of it is land and 0.12% is water.

Culture and Arts

Colquitt Theater
Hunter Theatre, formerly Colquitt Theatre, on North First Street

There are two Colquitt Theatres in Colquitt, Georgia (and a Colquitt Theatre in Moultrie, Georgia):

  • The Cotton Hall Theatre is located in a former cotton warehouse at 158 East Main Street. It is home to Swamp Gravy, the "Official Folk Life Play of Georgia". The show is produced by the Colquitt-Miller Arts Council, using upwards of sixty volunteer actors and a professional production crew.
  • Hunter Theatre, formerly the Colquitt Theatre, is located on North 1st Street in the Hunter Building. It has undergone a renovation in recent years.

In December 2003, the musical play "A Southern Christmas Carol" by award-winning playwright Rob Lauer, made its world premiere at Colquitt's Cotton Hall Theatre. Featuring a New York City-based cast of professional actors, the show was a critical and box-office success. The show was presented at Cotton Hall again in 2004 and 2005—attracting Holiday season tourists to Colquitt from throughout the south-eastern U.S. "A Southern Christmas Carol" has, in the years since, become an increasing popular Holiday season show that is produced by theatres throughout the south-eastern United States.

Colquitt was named Georgia's First Mural City by the state legislature, and hosted the Global Mural Conference in 2010.

Colquitt is a stop on the Trail of the Whispering Giants.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 119
1900 320
1910 600 87.5%
1920 810 35.0%
1930 832 2.7%
1940 1,416 70.2%
1950 1,664 17.5%
1960 1,556 −6.5%
1970 2,026 30.2%
1980 2,065 1.9%
1990 1,991 −3.6%
2000 1,939 −2.6%
2010 1,992 2.7%
2020 2,001 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Colquitt racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 802 40.08%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1,096 54.77%
Native American 3 0.15%
Asian 18 0.9%
Other/Mixed 51 2.55%
Hispanic or Latino 31 1.55%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,001 people, 854 households, and 520 families residing in the city.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,992 people living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 50.4% White, 45.9% Black, 0.2% Native American, 1.0% Asian and 0.7% from two or more races. 2.0% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


Miller County Middle High School
The middle/high school entrance of the Miller County School District school building

Colquitt is part of the Miller County School District. It is served by:

  • Miller County Elementary School
  • Miller County Middle School
  • Miller County High School

Public Library

James W. Merritt Memorial Library, Colquitt
James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library

Colquitt is home to the Miller County - James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library. The library serves the citizens of Miller County with a collection of print and audiovisual materials. The library is located at 259 E. Main Street in Colquitt.

Mural on Colquitt Fire Station
Mural on Colquitt Fire Station

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