Lowndes County (Images of America) by Dr. Joseph A. Tomberlin

By Dr. Joseph A. Tomberlin

Lowndes County, situated deep within the wiregrass sector of southern Georgia, has been constantly occupied in view that precedent days. in the course of the centuries, numerous local American tribes inhabited the sector, yet they lingered quite in brief and left few tangible strains. The area�s written historical past started with the institution round 1623 of the Spanish challenge of Santa Cruz de Cachipile in southern Lowndes. Georgia�s normal meeting created Lowndes County from the southern 1/2 Irwin County in 1825 and named it for William Jones Lowndes of South Carolina. the current county seat, Valdosta, dates from the development of the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad throughout Lowndes from 1859 to 1860. finally the county used to be to have 5 railroads, which, mixed with U.S. Highways forty-one and eighty four and Interstate seventy five, have been to be significant components in dramatic neighborhood growth."

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