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Quitman is a beautiful little town in Brooks County, southern Georgia near the Florida border. As of the 2000 census, the population was 4,638 residents. Quitman was the home of author James Pierpont, who wrote the famous winter holiday tune "Jingle Bells." Often called the "Camelia City" for the profusion of the trees that grow in the area, Quitman is conveniently located near both Interstate 75 and Interstate 10, with easy access to both the east and west coasts of Florida. The streets of Quitman are lined with large old trees and wood frame homes from various periods of history. The streets of the town are laid out in a grid with several central city parks. The Quitman Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contains late 19th and early 20th century brick buildings. Quitman, Georgia is more than a stop along the way to Florida; it's a lovely place to stay awhile and enjoy the hospitality of the south. You'll find a slower pace of life Quitman, along with friendly people, quaint shops and restaurants. Discover for yourself why Quitman is becoming a tourist destination on its' own - a hidden gem in southern Georgia.

Surrounding areas: Thomasville, Georgia (25.1 mi)

Quitman Vacation Rentals

Quitman Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Econo Lodge3022 James RdValdosta, GA14.1 mi.(229) 671-1511
Sleep Inn & Suites3026 James RdValdosta, GA14.1 mi.(229) 671-1111
Days Inn Valdosta4598 North Valdosta RdValdosta, GA14.4 mi.(229) 244-4460
Comfort Inn Conference Center2101 W Hill AveValdosta, GA14.6 mi.(229) 242-1212
Comfort Inn Valdosta2108 W Hill AveValdosta, GA14.6 mi.(229) 242-1212
Rodeway Inn2015 W Hill AveValdosta, GA14.7 mi.(229) 241-1177
Howard Johnson Express Inn I-751330 Saint Augustine RdValdosta, GA15.0 mi.(229) 249-8900
Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center1805 W Hill AveValdosta, GA15.1 mi.(229) 244-1111
Valdosta Courtyard By Marriott1564 Baytree RdValdosta, GA15.1 mi.(229) 241-1301
Country Inns & Suites Valdosta1308 N St Augustine RdValdosta, GA15.9 mi.(229) 245-1700
Holiday Inn1309 St Augustine RdValdosta, GA15.9 mi.(229) 242-3881
Quality Inn Valdosta1209 St Augustine RdValdosta, GA15.9 mi.(229) 244-8510
Suburban Lodge Valdosta1558 Baytree RdValdosta, GA16.0 mi.(229) 293-9111
Days Inn - Conference Center1827 W HL Ave I-75 (exit 16)Valdosta, GA17.0 mi.(229) 249-8800
Fairfield Inn-valdosta1311 N Augustine RdValdosta, GA17.0 mi.(800) 228-2800
Jameson Inn Valdosta1725 Garnto RdValdosta, GA17.0 mi.(229) 253-0009
La Quinta Inn & Suites1800 Clubhouse DrValdosta, GA17.0 mi.(229) 247-7755
Motel 6 Valdosta2003 West HL AveValdosta, GA17.0 mi.(229) 333-0047
Shoneys Inn Valdosta1828 W HL AveValdosta, GA17.0 mi.(229) 244-7711
Super 8 Motel Conference Center1825 W HL A I-75 (exit 16)Valdosta, GA17.0 mi.(229) 249-8000
Howard Johnson Express Inn2811 N Ashley StValdosta, GA17.1 mi.(229) 242-2777
Knights Inn1300 Hwy 122 WHahira, GA18.1 mi.(229) 794-8000
Travelodge Lake Park4912 Timber DrLake Park, GA21.0 mi.(229) 559-0110
Days Inn Lakepark4913 Timber DrLake Park, GA21.1 mi.(229) 559-0229
Jameson Inn - Thomasville1670 Remington AveThomasville, GA23.4 mi.(229) 227-9500
Days InnRR 3 Box 3329FMadison, FL23.5 mi.(850) 973-3330
Daywood InnRt 1Madison, FL23.5 mi.(850) 973-2504
Deerwood Resort MotelRt 1 Box 3095Madison, FL23.5 mi.( ) -
Friendship InnSR 53 & I-10Madison, FL23.5 mi.( ) -
Holiday Inn ExpressI-10 And State Rd 53 SouthMadison, FL23.5 mi.(850) 973-2020
Madison Inn MotelW Hwy 90Madison, FL23.5 mi.( ) -
Super 8 Motel6160 SR 53 SMadison, FL23.5 mi.(850) 973-3330
Holiday Inn Express1198 LKS BlvdLake Park, GA23.7 mi.(229) 559-5181
Shoney's Inn Lake Park1075 LKS BlvdLake Park, GA23.7 mi.(229) 559-5660
Best Western Lake Park Inn6972 Bellville RdLake Park, GA24.1 mi.(229) 559-4939
Capri MotelN Hwy 19Monticello, FL24.8 mi.( ) -
Derby MotelN Hwy 19Monticello, FL24.8 mi.( ) -
1884 Paxton House Inn445 Remington AveThomasville, GA24.8 mi.(229) 226-5197
Comfort Inn14866 US 19 SThomasville, GA25.1 mi.(229) 228-5555
Days Inn15375 US 19 SThomasville, GA25.1 mi.(229) 226-6025
Bed & Breakfast
Evans House Bed & Breakfast725 S Hansell StThomasville, GA24.7 mi.(229) 226-1343

Quitman Weather & Climate

The Panhandle Region known as the "Big Bend" is near the Georgia State line to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. This region enjoys a somewhat cooler climate in the wintertime than the southern part of the state, due to its latitude and cold winds from the north. However, daytime temperatures in winter are still generally warm enough for outdoor activities, with chilly nights. Summers are hot and humid, due to its' proximity to the Gulf and frequent thundershowers. The Panhandle region receives the most rain of any area in the state of Florida, with nearly 60 inches per year. June through September are the wettest months. Hurricane season officially lasts from August through late October, but ample warning is given for these types of storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 61°F 38°F 5.79 in. -
February 66°F 40°F 4.47 in. -
March 73°F 47°F 5.30 in. -
April 79°F 52°F 3.61 in. -
May 85°F 60°F 3.15 in. -
June 90°F 67°F 4.91 in. -
July 92°F 69°F 6.30 in. -
August 91°F 69°F 5.24 in. -
September 88°F 65°F 4.11 in. -
October 80°F 53°F 3.11 in. -
November 72°F 46°F 3.24 in. -
December 64°F 40°F 3.83 in. -

Quitman Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Valdosta Regional airport (VLD) located about 16 miles east of Quitman in Valdosta, Georgia, the Tallahassee Regional airport (TLH) located approximately 54 miles west of Quitman in Tallahassee, Florida, the Douglas Municipal airport (DQH) located roughly 63 miles northeast of Quitman in Douglas, Georgia, the Southwest Georgia Regional airport (ABY) located around 64 miles northwest of Quitman in Albany, Georgia, and finally the Lake City Municipal airport (LCQ) located about 71 miles southeast of Quitman in Lake City, Florida.

Quitman Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Wild AdventuresValdostaGA17.0 mi.
Water Parks
Water WorldDothanAL112.6 mi.
Adventure LandingJacksonvilleFL117.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Kinderlou Forest Golf ClubValdostaGA17.5 mi.
Northlake Golf & Country ClubValdostaGA17.5 mi.
Stone Creek Golf ClubValdostaGA17.5 mi.
Francis Lake Golf ClubLake ParkGA24.3 mi.
Jefferson Country ClubMonticelloFL24.7 mi.
State Parks
Reed Bingham State ParkGA25.9 mi. 
Suwannee River State ParkFL35.7 mi. 
Zoos and Aquariums
Chehaw Wild Animal ParkAlbanyGA65.2 mi.
Jacksonville Zoological ParkJacksonvilleFL117.5 mi.

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