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Lowndes County, Georgia

Lowndes County Georgia
US county information
NameLowndes County
Largest cityValdosta
US Area
Total Area510.63 sq mi (1322.5 km2)
Land Area504.22 sq mi (1305.9 km2)
Water Area6.41 sq mi (16.6 km2)
Population109233 (2010)
Density70.6/km2 (183/sq mi)
FoundedDecember 23, 1825
Named forWilliam Jones Lowndes
Congressional district1st
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Lowndes County (pronounced Lounds) is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia along the Florida border. It was created December 23, 1825. The 2010 Census showed a population of 109,233. The county seat is Valdosta.

It is the largest county in the Valdosta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The county is a major commercial, educational, and manufacturing center of south Georgia with considerable forest products including pulpwood and naval stores, such as turpentine and rosin. Part of Grand Bay, a 13000 acre (52.6 km2) swamp is located in Lowndes County.

The county was named for William Jones Lowndes (1782 1822), a prominent South Carolina lawyer and Congressman whose father, South Carolina Governor Rawlins Lowndes, had been a Revolutionary War leader.

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