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Valdosta in Lowndes County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Valdosta Street Railroad Company Waiting Station, 1917

 
 
Valdosta Street Railroad Company Waiting Station, 1917 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 29, 2017
1. Valdosta Street Railroad Company Waiting Station, 1917 Marker
Inscription. The waiting station erected for the ladies at South Ga. State Normal College (in 1950, Valdosta State College), is all that remains of the streetcar system. The electric railroad was begun in 1899 to accommodate the 1900 State Fair at Pine Park (from Patterson to Williams, Park, High, and Moore Sts.). The company ceased operations in Dec. 1924. The tracks were salvaged in the 1940's for the scrap metal drive of World War II. The streetcar was vital to the city's growth toward the North, a trend that has continued.
 
Erected 1993 by The Valdosta Town Committee.
 
Location. 30° 50.897′ N, 83° 17.249′ W. Marker is in Valdosta, Georgia, in Lowndes County. Marker is at the intersection of North Patterson Avenue and East Brookwood Place, on the left when traveling north on North Patterson Avenue. Touch for map. East Brookwood Place is closed off just short of North Patterson Avenue to make a pedestrian path. The station stands next to an unnamed campus road to the west which goes around Brown Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Valdosta GA 31601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Drexel Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church
Valdosta Street Railroad Company Waiting Station, 1917 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 29, 2017
2. Valdosta Street Railroad Company Waiting Station, 1917 Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Lowndes County (approx. 1.2 miles away); Christian Science Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Valdosta Institute (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Carnegie Library (approx. 1.3 miles away); Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of Cotton Exchange (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valdosta.
 
Categories. EducationRailroads & Streetcars
 
Valdosta Street Railroad Company Waiting Station, 1917 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 29, 2017
3. Valdosta Street Railroad Company Waiting Station, 1917 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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