Welcome to Colbert, GA
City of the Red Cannas
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 1950’s, cotton was king in the area. In 1970 the Colbert July 4th celebration and barbeque began. We have observed our 46th 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 592 residents.
CANNA PAGEANT WAS HELD JUNE 3rd at 6:00. CONGRATULATION TO MOLLY COLE- CANNA QUEEN; PAYTON BULLINS - CANNA PRINCESS; AVA CLARE HAMBRICK - LITTLE CANNA PRINCESS. A special thank you to Joy Meadow and her team for a job well-done!
JULY 4TH INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION was held this year in down-town Colbert and enjoyed by all who came. A special thanks to all who helped in any way to make this the best ever Colbert July 4th Celebration. Parade Award Winners: Madison County High School Band; Colbert Twirlers; Jacob Pizza; Victory Baptist Church Float; Antique Fire Truck; Mini Radio Flyer Car #28; #23 Old John Deer Tractor.
COUNCIL MEETINGS HELD FIRST MONDAY NIGHT IN EACH MONTH 7:00 P.M. EXCEPT THIS YEAR LABOR DAY IS SEPTEMBER 4TH AND COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE MOVED TO TUESDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 5TH. ALL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING MONDAY AUGUST 21ST 2017 AT 6:30 P.M. FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADOPTING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE RESOLUTION.