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 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 592 residents.
Wreaths Across America Ceremony, Colbert City Cemetery, Saturday, December 19, 2020, at 12:00 Noon -
Wreaths Across America honors Veterans across America on the same day at the same time. A live wreath is placed on all grave sites of identified Veterans. It is an honor for the City of Colbert to participate this year as part of this great ceremony. All Veterans buried in our City cemetery deserve a wreath and you have an opportunity to be a part. To learn more about this program, view their website at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. To sponsor a wreath ($15 per wreath), go to https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/ga0303p. To volunteer to be a part of the ceremony, which includes placing a wreath on a particular grave site, contact City Hall. The deadline to sponsor a wreath is November 23, 2020. This ceremony is available to the public. We are currently in the process of marking known grave sites with small American flags to identify them as Veterans. If you have a loved one buried in the Colbert Cemetery who served in any branch of the armed forces, please let us know.