Lowndes County

Lowndes County was created from Irwin County in 1825. The name honors William Lowndes of South Carolina who won nomination as vice president but died before the election. Valdosta, the county seat, bears the name of one of Governor George Troup's plantations which he, in turn, had named for Val D'Osta, 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.

Contact Information

Address P.O. Box 1349, Valdosta GA 31603
Telephone 229.671.2400
Fax 229.245.5222
Website http://www.lowndescounty.com

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Lowndes County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 104583 (State Rank: 22)
Incorporated Millage Rage 7.31
Unincorporated Millage Rate 7.31
County Bond 0
School Maintenance/Operations 14.7
School Bond 0
Total Incorporated 22.01
Total Unincorporated 22.01

 

County Officials