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Colquitt City Hall
|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)|
|Elevation||167 ft (51 m)|
|• Density||243.08/sq mi (93.85/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|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 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.(31.173090, -84.728512). The city is located along
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
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.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||1,096||54.77%|
|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.
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.
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
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.
- Peter Zack Geer, Lieutenant Governor of Georgia from 1963–1967
- Charles Grant, NFL football player
- Brandon Miller, National Football League player with the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks
- Keyon Nash, professional football player with the Oakland Raiders, as well as the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe, and the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts
- Gordie Richardson, Major League Baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets.
- Zula Brown Toole, first woman to found her own newspaper in Georgia, the Miller County Liberal in 1897
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