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This Day in Georgia History

February 25, 1856

Colquitt County Created

Gov. Herschel Johnson signed legislation creating Colquitt County. Colquitt County, Georgia’s 115th, was created from Lowndes and Thomas counties and named for former U.S. Sen. Walter T. Colquitt (1843-48).

To view an image of the Colquitt County historical marker, see the Digital Library of Georgia.
Image of Colquitt County Created View large image
Source: Carl Vinson Institute of Government