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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lowndes County, Georgia

Clickable Map of Lowndes County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Lowndes County, GA (27) Berrien County, GA (8) Brooks County, GA (16) Cook County, GA (10) Echols County, GA (3) Lanier County, GA (12) Hamilton County, FL (11) Madison County, FL (29)  LowndesCounty(27) Lowndes County (27)  BerrienCounty(8) Berrien County (8)  BrooksCounty(16) Brooks County (16)  CookCounty(10) Cook County (10)  EcholsCounty(3) Echols County (3)  LanierCounty(12) Lanier County (12)  HamiltonCountyFlorida(11) Hamilton County (11)  MadisonCounty(29) Madison County (29)
Valdosta is the county seat for Lowndes County
Adjacent to Lowndes County, Georgia
      Berrien County (8)  
      Brooks County (16)  
      Cook County (10)  
      Echols County (3)  
      Lanier County (12)  
      Hamilton County, Florida (11)  
      Madison County, Florida (29)  
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1 Georgia, Lowndes County, Hahira — Hahira High School
A two story school building was constructed and dedicated on this site in 1932 as the Hahira High School. It replaced an earlier school building that had burned down. Bishop Nelson donated the land for the school. Later additions of an auditorium . . . Map (db m195852) HM
2 Georgia, Lowndes County, Hahira — 92-2 — Mary Turner and the Lynching Rampage of 1918 Reported permanently removed
Near this site on May 19, 1918, twenty-one year old Mary Turner, eight months pregnant, was burned, mutilated, and shot to death by a local mob after publicly denouncing her husband’s lynching the previous day. In the days immediately following the . . . Map (db m219578) HM
3 Georgia, Lowndes County, Hahira — 092-3 — Site: Franklinville
When Lowndes County was created December 23, 1825, Lawrence Folsom, Sion Hall, William Blair, John J. Underwood and Daniel McCauly were appointed Commissioners to select the capital of Lowndes County. The site which they chose, named Franklinville, . . . Map (db m12171) HM
4 Georgia, Lowndes County, Lake Park — Ewell Brown General Merchandise StoreBuilt 1890
Ewell Brown General Merchandise Store built 1890 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Lake Park Historical Society MuseumMap (db m174310) HM
5 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Ashley Street MarketHistoric Downtown Valdosta
Circa 1905 127 N. Ashley StreetMap (db m197641) HM
6 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Christian Science Church
The Valdosta Episcopal Congregation, organized ca. 1871, held services in the courthouse until this building, originally a frame structure, was constructed in 1885. (Stucco was added in 1910.) The first service was held here on February 21, 1886, . . . Map (db m27568) HM
7 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Dosta TheaterHistoric Downtown Valdosta
Circa 1940 122 North Ashley StreetMap (db m197648) HM
8 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — 92-1 — Drexel Park
In 1916 five prominent Valdosta businessmen and civic leaders -- William S. West, Lowndes W. Shaw, Leonard F. Shaw, Daniel C. Ashley, and Owen K. Jones -- donated 11 acres to the city to create a public park. The deed stipulated that the property . . . Map (db m27131) HM
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9 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — First Presbyterian Church
Organized by settlers from Liberty County on Dec 3, 1864. The first minister, Rev. Eli Graves, came from Brooks County once a month to hold services in the courthouse before the first church was dedicated in 1867. Early elders were S.M. Varnedoe, R. . . . Map (db m27524) HM
10 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Flame of Freedom
American Legion Valdosta Post No. 13 ——— A gift to Valdosta and Lowndes County, In memory of the Veterans of all wars. Robert H. Haze, Commander Dedicated Veterans Day November 11, 1969Map (db m197598) WM
11 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — 092-1 — Lowndes County
Lowndes County was created by an act of the Georgia Legislature December 23, 1825, from lands previously in Irwin County. It was named for William J. Lowndes, a South Carolina statesman. The first count officers commissioned May 29, 1826, were Henry . . . Map (db m40166) HM
12 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Lowndes County Confederate Monument
. . . Map (db m197597) WM
13 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Millhous & Boothe BuildingHistoric Downtown Valdosta
Circa 1910 119-121 N. Ashley StreetMap (db m197663) HM
14 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Nationsbank
A privately owned bank was founded in 1874 in Valdosta by Remer Y. Lane as the R. Y. Lane Banking Co. In 1888 Lane, with others, formed the Merchants Bank which evolved into the Citizens and Southern National Bank in 1926, becoming the largest . . . Map (db m40183) HM
15 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Old Carnegie Library
Inspired by a grant of $15,000 from Andrew Carnegie, citizens constructed this building as a Carnegie Library in 1913, for $40,000. This was the first public building designed by local Architect Lloyd B. Greer and was formally opened June 1914. The . . . Map (db m23441) HM
16 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Old City Hall
Site of Old City Hall at Ashley St. and Hill Ave. The City Hall, a brick and granite two-story structure built in 1895, was “the ornament of the town” with its 70-ft. clock tower. For 63 years it served as a City Hall, as the City . . . Map (db m40184) HM
17 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Primitive Baptist Church
Built in 1869 by the Valdosta Baptist Church, this is the oldest extant Church building in Valdosta. The building was purchased by the Valdosta Primitive Baptist Church when it was constituted on January 28, 1899.Map (db m27588) HM
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18 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Register Bros. BuildingHistoric Downtown Valdosta
Circa 1910 123 N. Ashley StreetMap (db m197665) HM
19 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — September 11, 2001 Memorial
In remembrance of the courage, honor and sacrifice shown by those brave men and women who fought to defend the Spirit of America on September 11, 2001. Lowndes County Board of Commissioners Rodney N. Casey, Chairman Joyce E. Evans, District . . . Map (db m197596) HM
20 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Site of Cotton Exchange
This corner, Wall Street and West Hill Ave., was the site of the largest inland Sea Island cotton market in the world in 1910. Because of this cotton market, Valdosta was named the center of cotton production in South Georgia and was also rated the . . . Map (db m28006) HM
21 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Site of Troupville
The first town and stage coach line in Lowndes County, settled 1836.Map (db m176404) HM
22 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Spanish American War Veterans Memorial
Erected AD. 1949 by J. O. Varnedoe Camp No. 14 U. S. W. V. and their friends in memory of Spanish American War Veterans ——— Sixteen million World War Veterans wonder when wars will ceaseMap (db m197600) WM
23 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Troop Encampment Site
Company “G” One Hundred Third, Regiment of U.S. Colored Infantry, camped on this corner in January and February of 1866.Map (db m27728) HM
24 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — United States Bicentennial — Lowndes County Sesquicentennial
Time Capsule Valdosta — Lowndes County Bicentennial — Sesquicentennial Buried July 8, 1976 to be opened July 4, 2026Map (db m197599) HM
25 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Valdosta City HallHistoric Downtown Valdosta
Built 1908-1910 Formerly a United States Post Office and Federal courthouse designed by U.S. Treasury Department Architect J. Knox Taylor Rehabilitated and restored by the City of Valdosta Rededicated in 2010 216 East Central . . . Map (db m197662) HM
26 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Valdosta Institute
S. M. Varnedoe was administrator of a ten-grade private school, the Valdosta Institute, 1865 - 70. Famous among its students was J. H. “Doc” Holiday. The Masons and several churches also used the institute as a meeting place. After the . . . Map (db m21875) HM
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27 Georgia, Lowndes County, Valdosta — Valdosta Street Railroad Company Waiting Station, 1917
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 . . . Map (db m109800) HM
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Jun. 7, 2023