Lowndes County

Lowndes County

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Lowndes County, located deep in the wiregrass region of southern Georgia, has been continuously occupied since ancient times. Through the centuries, various Native American tribes inhabited the region, but they lingered relatively briefly and left few tangible traces. The area's written history began with the establishment around 1623 of the Spanish mission of Santa Cruz de Cachipile in southern Lowndes. Georgia's general assembly created Lowndes County from the southern half of Irwin County in 1825 and named it for William Jones Lowndes of South Carolina. The present county seat, Valdosta, dates from the construction of the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad across Lowndes from 1859 to 1860. Ultimately the county was to have five railroads, which, combined with U.S. Highways 41 and 84 and Interstate 75, were to be major factors in dramatic local growth."
Publisher: Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2007.
ISBN: 9780738543765
0738543764
Call Number: 975.8864 TOMBERLIN
Characteristics: 127 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Central Collection.
Lowndes County (Ga.) -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.
Lowndes County (Ga.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Lowndes County -- Pictorial works.

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