ATTENTION: THE CITY OF COLBERT OFFICES HAVE MOVED TO 60 W FIRST AVENUE IN THE OLD COLBERT SCHOOL, ALSO KNOWN AS THE COLBERT MUNICIPAL COMPLEX.

Welcome to Colbert, GA

                             City of the Red Cannas

City HallThe City of Colbert was first chartered as Five Forks in 1899. The roads from Diamond Hill, Danielsville, Comer, Crawford and Athens came together at a point near where the traffic signal is now located. The name of Five Forks was changed to Colbert in 1909 in honor of the Colbert Family, one of the early residents. The railroad was built thru Five Forks in 1891. The depot was constructed in 1892 and served as the Colbert City Hall until December 2020.  City Hall is now located in the old Colbert School on First Ave. Up until the 1950’s, cotton was king in the area. In 1970 the Colbert July 4th celebration and barbeque began. We have observed our 50th annual event.  Red Cannas have been our official flower since the 1960’s.

A 150-page History of Colbert book is available at the Colbert City Hall for a cost of $20.00. Colbert has grown over the years and our latest census report was 630 residents.  

 

 

JULY CELEBRATION - SATURDAY, JULY 2ND - 9:00 PARADE

Parade line-up will be at 60 West First Avenue (Old Colbert School).  Be on site by 7:30 or 8:00 am.  Vendors welcome! Contact Sheila Magrum for a spot (706-614-8297) A form can be downloaded on this website.  BBQ will be served $12/plate, including tea. Lots of great entertainment from the stage with Country River Band.  Come early, join with us in celebrating our freedom and visiting friends and neighbors in the great hometown of Colbert, Georgia. 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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