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 through 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 at 60 W. First Avenue. Up until the 1950’s, cotton was king in the area. In 1970, the Colbert July 4th Celebration and Barbeque began. The City has 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. (There is a need for our history book to be updated through the present.) Colbert has grown over the years and our latest census report was 630 residents.
*PLEASE TAKE NOTE*
CSX (the railroad company) has taken steps to begin the RESTABILIZATION OF EXISTING RAILROAD TRACKS. We are told the maintenance and shut-down will take place in late February or early March. We will most certainly try to arrange for only one crossing be done at a time inside the city limits, however, it is UP TO CSX.
The RR crossings that will be maintained are as follows, and in no particular order:
*HV CHANDLER ROAD
*HARDMAN MORRIS ROAD
*DENVER CAMPBELL DRIVE
*LEM EDWARDS ROAD
We will share further updates as soon as we receive them. Thank you for your patience.
Interested in finding out more about Colbert's Red Canna Park? Would you like to contribute or get the word out? Click REDCANNAPARK.COM/ to be redirected.
Please visit this link to learn more about the Madison County Comprehensive Plan. www.madison-compplan.com/
To be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts: www.madisoncountyga.us/home/911-center