Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy

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| county = Lowndes County
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| building address = Lowndes County Courthouse<br>325 W Savannah Avenue<br>PO Box 1349<br>Valdosta, GA 31601<br>Phone: 229.333.5127<br>[http://www.lowndescounty.com/ '''Lowndes County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Lowndes County, Georgia Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]][http://www.lowndescounty.com/ Lowndes County Courthouse]<br> 325 W Savannah Avenue; PO Box 1349; <br>Valdosta, GA 31601<br> Phone: 229.333.5127&nbsp;
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1825'''--Lowndes County was created 23 Dec 1825&nbsp;from[[Irwin County, Georgia|Irwin]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Franklinville was county seat until 1837, when Valdosta became the county seat. Valdosta was originally named Troupville. <ref>&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;I&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/I&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1825'''--Lowndes County was created 23 Dec 1825&nbsp;from[[Irwin County, Georgia|Irwin]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Franklinville was county seat until 1837, when Valdosta became the county seat. Valdosta was originally named Troupville. <ref>&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;I&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/I&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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Lowndes County, Georgia
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Location of Georgia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 23, 1825
County Seat Valdosta
Courthouse
Address Lowndes County Courthouse
325 W Savannah Avenue
PO Box 1349
Valdosta, GA 31601
Phone: 229.333.5127
Lowndes County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Lowndes County, Georgia Courthouse.jpg


Probate Court has marriage and probate records;
Clerk Superior Court has divorce, court and land 
records from 1858[1]

History

Parent County

1825--Lowndes County was created 23 Dec 1825 fromIrwin County.
County seat: Franklinville was county seat until 1837, when Valdosta became the county seat. Valdosta was originally named Troupville. [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1858 and 1869 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • History of Lowndes County, Georgia, 1825-1941. Valdosta, Ga.: General James Jackson Chapter, D.A.R., 1942?. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lowndes County, Georgia. Page 158 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;I&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/I&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).