July 4th Planning Meeting - June 3rd - 6:00 P.M.
The 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 now serves as the Colbert City Hall. Up until the 1950ís, cotton was king in the area. In 1970 the Colbert July 4th celebration and barbeque began. This year (2012) we will observe our 43rd annual event. Red Cannas have been our official flower since the 1960ís.
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 592 residents.
July 4th Celebration
THURSDAY, JULY 4TH, 2013
ACTIVITIES BEGIN AT 9:00 A.M.
MAKE PLANS TO COME AND ENJOY THE DAY. MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.
OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS IN COLBERT DECEMBER 7, 2012 6:30 - 8:30
Christmas in Colbert was well attended this year. Adults and children brought items for the Food Bank, the animal shelter, and unwrapped toys for the needy children. The children's chorus from Colbert Elementary School sang beautiful Christmas music, the Fire Department cooked and served hotdogs and drinks; Hot chocolate, coffee, and apple cider were served in the depot; the face-painting, cake walk, marshmallow roast, hayrides, and visit with Santa and Mrs. Santa were enjoyed by all. A special thank-you to all who volunteered time and effort to show our citizens and visitors our appreciation. We look forward to next year's Old-Fashioned Christmas in Colbert.