Moultrie, Georgia

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Moultrie is the county seat and largest city of Colquitt County[3] and the third largest in Southwest Georgia behind Thomasville and Albany. As of 2009, Moultrie's population is 15,199 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.07 percent.

Moultrie is an agricultural community set in the Southern Rivers part of the State of Georgia. It is well known for its antique shops and has been styled "The Antique Capital of South Georgia." Moultrie is also the home of US Senator Saxby Chambliss.

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Geography

Located in Southwest Georgia, Moultrie is in the center of Colquitt County, 24 miles (39 km) west of Interstate 75 - about 200 miles (300 km) south of Atlanta and 60 miles (100 km) northeast of Tallahassee, Florida.

The city is geographically in the middle of Albany to the NW, Tifton to the NE, Thomasville to the SW, and Valdosta to the SE. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.2 square miles (36.9 km²). Moultrie is located at 31°10′13″N 83°47′1″W / 31.17028°N 83.78361°W / 31.17028; -83.78361 (31.170188, -83.783601)[4].

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