Colquitt is a city in Miller County, in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 1,939 at the 2000 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 incorporatedmunicipality. 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 Placesin 1983.
Colquitt, Georgia street view
Location in Miller County and the state of Georgia
Colquitt is located at (31.173090, -84.728512).
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.
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.
Colquitt is part of the Miller County School District. It is served by: