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.  

 

 

 

NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON JULY 11TH AT THE OLD COLBERT SCHOOL PROMPTLY AT 7 P.M. 

Saturday, July 2, 2022

The City of Colbert welcomes you to celebrate Colbert's 51st Annual Independence Day Celebration

Parade will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Anyone who wants to be in the parade will need to be at the Old Colbert School (now housing the City Hall) located at 60 W. First Avenue beginning at 7:30 a.m. and no later than 8 a.m.

Delicious BBQ will be cooked and served by the Colbert Baptist Church immediately following the parade at the Old Colbert Fire Hall. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket tent at the old fire hall for $12 per plate, which will include tea.

Anyone who wishes to home-grown fruits and vegetables to sell are welcome to join us at a special section set up for a farmer's market. Please spread the word! Vendors will also have handmade items for sale in assigned vendor spaces.

There will be a pie contest! Homemade blueberry, apple, and/or peach pies are welcome! Prizes awarded to most delicious and most attractive pies. Please have your entry ready Saturday morning, July 2nd by 10 a.m. Please bring pies to the "Pie Contest" booth under the pavillion across the street from the BBQ pits.

Come play Bingo in the Depot meeting room from 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Donations only accepted. Prizes offered from local business. Beside the Caboose will be cornhole games to play at no charge.

Visit the Red Caboose, Log House, and Museum to learn of the great history of our town. The talented Country River Band will entertain all day from the stage with great country music.

Bring your family, your lawn chairs, and all your red, white, and blue to celebrate Colbert's Independence Day Celebration themed "Back on Track."

We look forward to celebrating with you!

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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