Quitman, incorporated December 19, 1859, is the county seat of Brooks County, which is located just west of Valdosta in southwest Georgia, on the Florida border. Visitors to the area will enjoy the rich heritage, historic homes and farms, abundant and innovative agriculture, and community festivals and events. Quitman is known as the Camellia City because of the plants grown there, and because it was the home of Betty Sheffield, the First Lady of Camellias.
Quitman also has one of the largest historic districts per capita in all of Georgia. The Quitman Historic District houses late 19th and early 20th century brick buildings in the commercial district and mainly wood frame homes from various periods and styles in the residential area.