Colbert Georgia
“City of the Red Cannas”

Town of Colbert GA

Madison County is dotted with small rural towns that once were bustling centers of commerce. The downtown has some wonderful architectural buildings that draw photographers looking for that special angle. Farm fresh is key for this community. Moon’s Farm Country Market offers “you pick” strawberries and blackberries or they will pick them for you. If you like Black Angus beef, then stop by Brush Creek Farm and buy your beef directly from the farm.

History of Colbert GA

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 thru Five Forks in 1891. The depot was constructed in 1892 and now serves as the Colbert City Hall. 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 46th annual event.  Red Cannas have been our official flower since the 1960’s.

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