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Miller County



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LocationColquitt
Date Built1977
Architecture StyleModern
DesignerTomberlin & Associate
Seat InformationThe act creating Miller County authorized the justices of the county's inferior court to select a "central and convenient place" for the county seat, lay off the site into town lots, and provide for construction of a courthouse and other public buildings. In 1856, the inferior court designated the town of Colquitt as county seat of Miller County. On Dec. 19, 1860, the General Assembly incorporated Colquitt as a town (Ga. Laws 1860, p. 86). Colquitt was named for U.S. Sen. Walter T. Colquitt (1799-1855).
Courthouse DetailsSometime after Miller County's creation in 1856, its first courthouse was built in Colquitt. This structure was replaced by a new courthouse that burned in 1873. The county's third courthouse was a two-story brick structure with a dome clock tower. This building burned down in 1974 and was replaced by the present courthouse in 1977.
County Data
Population6125
Population 20006383
Population Growth-4.0
County SeatColquitt
County Area283.7 Square Miles
Location MapMiller County Location Map
History

Miller County was created from Baker and Early counties on Feb. 26, 1856, by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1855-56, p. 114). According to that act, Miller County’s boundaries were prescribed as:

  Beginning at the north-west corner of lot of land number one hundred and one, (101,) in the twenty-sixth district of Early county, and running due south to the south-west corner of lot of land number one hundred and twenty, (120,) in said district, and from thence running due east to the south-east corner of lot number three hundred and one (301) in the twelfth district of Baker county, and from thence running due north to the north-east corner of lot number two hundred and thirty-eight in said twelfth district, thence running due west to the beginning . . . .

Georgia’s 117th county was named for Georgia lawyer, politician, and Medical College of Georgia president Andrew Miller (1806-1856).

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Historical Population
YearPopulation
2010 6,125
2000 6,383
1990 6,280
1980 7,038
1970 6,424
1960 6,908
1950 9,023
1940 9,998
1930 9,076
1920 9,565
1910 7,986
1900 6,319
1890 4,275
1880 3,720
1870 3,091
1860 1,791