Quitman is a city in Brooks County, Georgia, United States. The population was 3,850 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Brooks County. The Quitman Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district contains 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. The streets are laid out in a grid with several central parks.
Quitman was the final home of James Pierpont, author of "Jingle Bells". He was organist for the First Presbyterian Church. A local Quitman ordinance prohibits chickens from crossing the road.
It is called the "Camellia City" as the tree grows in profusion around the area.