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Lowndes County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 23, 1825
Population: 
104,583
Total Area: 
504.3 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 1349
Valdosta, GA 31603
Phone Number: 
(229) 671-2400
Fax Number: 
(229) 245-5222

Lowndes County, created from Irwin County in 1825, nods to William Lowndes of South Carolina who won his state's 1824 presidential nomination but died before the election. Valdosta, the county seat, bears the name of Governor George Troup's plantation, which he, in turn, had named for Valle d’Aosta, an Alpine valley in Italy.

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.