When Miller County was founded in southwestern Georgia, Colquitt quickly became its seat in 1856. Formerly incorporated in 1860, the city is named for U.S. Congressman and Senator, Walter Colquitt. Colquitt is home to two theatres; The Cotton Theatre and Hunter Theatre. In 2003 Colquitt’s Cotton Hall Theatre featured “A Southern Christmas Carol” by award-winning playwright Rob Lauer. The New York City-based cast of actors opened to critical and box office acclaim. Returning in 2004 and 2005, this play has become a holiday attraction in the southeastern United States.
In 2010, Colquitt hosted the Global Mural Conference as the first-named mural city in the state of Georgia. It is also the home of the National Mayhaw Festival. This annual event features a golf tournament, parade, 5k run, bike ride, and more. Check out the local Colquitt vendors and participate in these events each spring.
Here are a few of the many things to do and see in Colquitt: