History

Lowndes County MapFounding
Welcome to Lowndes County! Since the first settlers moved to our area in 1821 Lowndes County has served as a haven for those looking for something more. With the discovery of fertile soil and unlimited opportunity, Lowndes County was established by the Georgia General Assembly in 1825. Names and faces have changed, but the focus of our community has not. We remain a progressive community planning for the future while preserving the past.

Valdosta
As host to several cities, Lowndes County provides something for everyone regardless of their interests. Valdosta, Lowndes County’s largest city and county seat is home to a beautifully restored downtown, as well as, 48,000 citizens who represent approximately half of Lowndes County’s greatest resource.

Hahira
To the north, the city of Hahira and the surrounding area proudly boasts, “Home of the Honey Bee,” which is also Georgia’s official state insect. Agriculturally, residents in north and south Lowndes County are important producers of cotton, tobacco, soybeans, and peanuts.

Lake Park
The City of Lake Park, affectionately referred to as “Gateway to the South” possesses unforgettable natural beauty and is in close proximity to I-75. In addition, recreational facilities, that include area lakes, provide ample opportunity for fishing, hunting, golfing, and water sports.

Remerton
Settled as a result of the Strickland Cotton Mill in 1899 and officially established in 1951, the City of Remerton is completely landlocked by the City of Valdosta. Located just south of Valdosta State University, Remerton is home to a vibrant list of restaurants, shops and service providers.

Dasher
Located on Highway 41 South, between Valdosta and Lake Park, the City of Dasher is rich in history. Conveyed by a land grant in 1842, Dasher hosts a population of approximately 1,000 residents and is the home of Georgia Christian School.
 
Come Sit a Spell
Lowndes County’s citizens have determined that, “together we can make a difference.” We welcome you to see for yourself why so many proudly call Lowndes County home.