Quitman is a city in Brooks County, Georgia, United States. The population was 3,850 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Brooks County. The Quitman Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Quitman was the final home of James Pierpont, author of "Jingle Bells." He was organist for the First Presbyterian Church.
A local Quitman ordinance prohibits chickens from crossing the road.
It is called the "Camellia City" as the tree grows in profusion around the area.
Quitman City Hall
Location in Brooks County and the state of Georgia
Quitman was founded in 1858 as seat of the newly formed Brooks County. It was incorporated as a town in 1859 and as a city in 1904. The community was named for John A. Quitman, a hero of the Mexican–American War
Quitman is located in southern Georgia at
30°47′05″N 83°33′39″W. U.S. Routes 84 and 221pass through the center of the city. US 84 leads west 25 miles (40 km) to Thomasville, while US 221 leads south 24 miles (39 km) to Greenville, Florida, and 26 miles (42 km) to Interstate 10. US 84 and US 221 together lead east 15 miles (24 km) to Interstate 75 and 17 miles (27 km) to Valdosta.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Quitman has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.7 km2), of which 0.019 square miles (0.05 km2), or .50%, is wate
The prevalent industries in Quitman are farming and automotive. Cass Burch Automotive Group is located in downtown Quitman, with both Dodge Chrysler Jeep & Ram and Chevrolet dealerships represented.
Schools for Quitman are Quitman Elementary School, Brooks County Middle School, and Brooks County High School.