Colquitt, Georgia

Coordinates: 31°10′23″N 84°43′43″W / 31.17306°N 84.72861°W / 31.17306; -84.72861
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Colquitt, Georgia
Colquitt City Hall
Colquitt City Hall
Official seal of Colquitt, Georgia
Location in Miller County and the state of Georgia
Location in Miller County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°10′23″N 84°43′43″W / 31.17306°N 84.72861°W / 31.17306; -84.72861
Country United States
State Georgia
County Miller
Incorporated (City)December 19, 1860[1]
Area
 • Total8.27 sq mi (21.42 km2)
 • Land8.23 sq mi (21.32 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
167 ft (51 m)
Population
 • Total2,001
 • Density243.08/sq mi (93.85/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
39837
Area code229
FIPS code13-18000[4]
GNIS feature ID0355248[5]
Websitewww.colquittga.gov

Colquitt is a city and the county seat of Miller County, in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 2,001 at the 2020 census.[3][6] Colquitt has been the county seat of Miller County since Miller County was incorporated by the Georgia Legislature in 1856. The city formally incorporated on December 19, 1860,[1] and is Miller County's only incorporated municipality. Colquitt is named for U.S. Congressman and Senator Walter Terry Colquitt.[7]

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

Geography[edit]

Colquitt is located in the center of Miller County at 31°10′23″N 84°43′43″W / 31.17306°N 84.72861°W / 31.17306; -84.72861 (31.173090, -84.728512).[8]

The city is located along U.S. Route 27, Georgia State Route 45, and Georgia State Route 91 in southwestern Georgia. U.S. 27 runs northwest-southeast through the center of town as Crawford Street, leading northwest 21 mi (34 km) to Blakely and southeast 22 mi (35 km) to Bainbridge. GA-45 runs north-south through the city concurrent with U.S. 27 and GA-91, and leads north 9 mi (14 km) to Damascus and southwest 14 mi (23 km) to Iron City. GA-91 also runs north-south through the city as well, and leads northeast 28 mi (45 km) to Newton and southwest 14 mi (23 km) to Donalsonville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.48%, are water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1880119
1900320
191060087.5%
192081035.0%
19308322.7%
19401,41670.2%
19501,66417.5%
19601,556−6.5%
19702,02630.2%
19802,0651.9%
19901,991−3.6%
20001,939−2.6%
20101,9922.7%
20202,0010.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
Colquitt racial composition as of 2020[10]
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.

Education[edit]

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

Colquitt is part of the Miller County School District.[11][12] It is served by:

Public Library[edit]

James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library

Colquitt is home to the Miller County - James W. Merritt, Jr. Memorial Library.[13] 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.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "City of Colquitt". Georgia.gov. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "2022 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Georgia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 26, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "P1. Race – Colquitt city, Georgia: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 26, 2023.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  7. ^ "Cities & Counties: Colquitt". Archived October 16, 2012, at the Wayback Machine The New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  11. ^ Georgia Board of Education[permanent dead link], Retrieved June 24, 2010.
  12. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 24, 2010.
  13. ^ "Homepage". Southwest Georgia Regional Library System. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  14. ^ "Role of the Lt. Governor". Archived 2010-03-12 at the Wayback Machine Georgia.gov. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
  15. ^ "Rites at Colquitt for Mrs. Z. Toole". The Atlanta Constitution. November 2, 1947. p. 12A. Retrieved June 30, 2020 – via newspapers.com.

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