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positioned in a space referred to as the "Pine Barrens" as the branches of the dense, virgin pine bushes interlaced so tightly that they nearly blocked the sun's rays and avoided the expansion of flooring crops, Colquitt County used to be shaped from Thomas and Lowndes Counties in 1856. The county was once named for Walter T. Colquitt, a Methodist minister, Georgia's such a lot profitable legal attorney, and a nation senator. The 1860 Federal Census indexed 1,360 citizens within the county's 547.5 sq. miles. organize as a buffer area among the Seminole Indians of Florida and the decrease Creeks of Georgia, the realm was once thought of through a few participants of the Georgia meeting as "practically dead" and never beneficial of kingdom expenses for street development. From this inauspicious starting, Colquitt County has grown to be a pacesetter in agricultural, business, army, municipal, academic, ancient, and creative endeavors. Colquitt County remains to be a pace-setter in all features of group existence, from the early days of logging, naval shops, farming, and cattle construction, to fashionable advances in schooling, production, agriculture, and the arts.

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