Colquitt, Georgia

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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[4], a role it has held since just after Miller County was created by the Georgia Legislature in 1856. The city formally incorporated in December 19, 1860,[1] and is Miller County's only incorporated municipality. Colquitt is named for U.S. Congressman and Senator, Walter Terry Colquitt.[5]

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Geography

Colquitt is located at 31°10′23″N 84°43′43″W / 31.17306°N 84.72861°W / 31.17306; -84.72861 (31.173090, -84.728512)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21.4 km²), of which, 8.2 square miles (21.4 km²) of it is land and 0.12% is water.

Culture and Arts

Colquitt is the home of Swamp Gravy, Georgia's Official Folk-Life Play. The show is produced by the Colquitt-Miller Arts Council, using upwards of sixty volunteer actors and a professional production crew.

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.

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