Lowndes County was established in 1825. Its first county seat, Franklinville, was established in 1828. In 1837, the City of Troupville became the county seat. When the Gulf and Atlantic Railroad decided to put a right-of-way four miles south of Troupville, the citizens of Troupville made an interesting move to ensure the future prosperity of their town—they picked it up and moved it four miles. The town was then renamed Valdosta, in honor of “Val d’Aosta,” the plantation home of former Governor George Troup. In 1860, Valdosta was incorporated as the new county government seat.
Valdosta is a network of neighbors created by the many diverse members of the community – each celebrated and valued individually and collectively. Whether you are a long-time resident, newcomer to the community or just passing through, you are a vital part of this community.
Positioned for Growth
- Valdosta is Georgia’s 14th largest city and is the economic engine of South Georgia and North Florida.
- Valdosta (pop. 58,000) is the county seat for Lowndes County (pop. 110,000) and home to a growing business climate.
- Population density of over 1,500 people per square mile.
- Growth by 26% in the past Census and continues to grow today.
- Hub for the Valdosta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)–which includes Brooks, Echols, Lanier and Lowndes Counties–grew over 13 percent in the past Census and serves a 15-17 county region.
- Our south Georgia city is home to progressive ideas, a proactive government, low taxes, multiple market niches, temperate weather, and a high quality of life, all centrally positioned equidistant between Atlanta, Ga. (228 mi.) and Orlando, Fla. (216 mi.).
- Millage rate remains one of the lowest in the state at 6.102 mills.
- We have an internationally-accredited, state-certified, nationally-renowned Police Department and has experienced crime reduction from 2000-2016 in all major categories, despite population growth of over 13,000.
- Located directly on Interstate 75, with five interstate exits, 46,000 daily vehicles and 16.7 million annual vehicles passing through the city. Valdosta is also fortunate to have U.S. 41 and U.S. 84 running through the city, both with over 35,000 vehicles a day, as well as other state routes and major thoroughfares.
- Our city has local commercial corridors such as Norman Drive, St. Augustine Road, and N. Valdosta Road, each with between 20,000 and 32,000 daily vehicles.
- Additional information on Valdosta, and Lowndes County.
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