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Old 10-05-2013, 05:12 PM   #101
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Lowndes County Courthouse, Valdosta GA -- and its SEVENTH courthouse





Location: Valdosta

Date Built: 1904-05

Architectural Style: Neoclassical Revival

Designer: Frank P. Milburn



This is the seventh courthouse in the history of Lowndes County. The first was a log structure built in Franklinville in 1828. When Lowndesville was named county seat in 1833, the wooden courthouse was moved from Franklinville. The next year, a new courthouse was built in Lowndesville, which in 1837 was renamed Troupville. Here, Lowndes County's third courthouse was built in 1842. This courthouse burned in 1858. The next year, the legislature moved the county seat from Troupville to Valdosta. Here, the county's fourth courthouse was built -- but it burned in 1869. A new courthouse was built on the city's public square in 1871. This structure was replaced in 1875 by a two-story red brick courthouse. After serving thirty years, this structure was torn down in 1904, with the current courthouse completed the following year. The Lowndes County courthouse is widely acknowledged as one of the most beautiful county courthouses in Georgia.

If salsa (the spread/dip) is your thing.....then there were people set up at the courthouse to sell it to you....
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