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County Formed December 23, 1825
County Seat Valdosta
Incorporated Cities Dasher, Hahira, Lake Park, Remerton and Valdosta
Total Area 510.567683 square miles


From its county population in 2000 of 92117 to its current population estimate of 113523, the county has experienced a growth change of 21406.

The county was named for William Jones Lowndes, whose father, Rawlins Lowndes, had been a Revolutionary War leader from South Carolina.

1906 South Georgia State Normal College was founded in Valdosta to provide higher education opportunities for women in the area

Lowndes' State Senator William A. Knight and State Representative Jonathan Knight, his son, became the first father/son team to serve simultaneously in the state legislature.

Points of Interest

Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area

Moody Air Force Base

Wild Adventures

Valdosta is the business and retail hub for south Georgia and north Florida.

Valdosta also has a symphony orchestra composed of local professional musicians, Valdosta State University faculty and students, as well as guest artists.

Notable Citizens

Valdosta was the boyhood home of John Henry (Doc) Holliday from 1866-1972. The actual house was purchased and restored in 1981 for use as a residence.

Higher Education

Valdosta State University was originally founded in 1906 as South Georgia State Normal College for Women, and became part of the University of Georgia system in 1950.

Annual Events

Honeybee Festival

Chamber of Commerce
Additional County Info
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State of Georgia

Barber Pittman House, Valdosta

The Crescent House, Valdosta

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