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.