LAKELAND, GEORGIA

Georgia’s Historic Mural City

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Fun Fact


Georgia Governor E.D. Rivers, who was elected from Lanier County in 1936, brought free text books to the schools of Georgia.

 

Our History

Lakeland was incorporated in 1925 and was named for its surroundings: first named Alapaha, after the Alapaha River, then Milltown because of the numerous mills in the area, and finally arriving at the name most descriptive of a region known as an outdoorsman’s paradise including Grand Bay Lake, Lake Irma, and Banks Lake.

In remembrance of its days as Milltown, over 30 life-size murals have been painted on downtown buildings, depicting citizens and landscapes from photographs circa the 1920s.

Lakeland is renowned for its annual Flatlanders Frolic held at the Threatte Center. Its citizenry hosts an eclectic mix of arts and crafts vendors, a road race, a beauty pageant, and musicians. For over thirty years, the Flatlanders Frolic has been a cherished tradition in Lakeland, drawing visitors from all over the Southeast.

The hub of community activities, the Threatte Center, provides a beautiful and spacious venue for concerts, plays, receptions, reunions, birthday parties, dances, meetings and exhibits. Plenty of parking areas and beautiful grounds set off this outstanding facility located just south of town on the Valdosta highway. For more info, call 229-482-1184.

Lakeland is a haven for those desiring a scenic small community lifestyle but with close access to the amenities of a metropolitan area. For more info, call the Chamber of Commerce at 229-482-9755.

Key Numbers

Cable Internet Phone

MediaCom
275 Norman Drive
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-244-4400
mediacomcable.com

City & County Services

City of Lakeland
64 S. Valdosta Rd.
Lakeland, GA 31635
229-482-3100
City of Ray City
8151 Main Street
Ray City, GA 31645
229-455-2501
Lakeland-Lanier County Chamber of Commerce
8 S. Valdosta Rd.
Lakeland, GA 31635
229-482-9755
lakelandchamber.org
Lanier County Board of Commissioners
56 W. Main Street
Lakeland, GA 31635
229-482-2088
laniercountyboc.com
Lanier County Courthouse
56 W. Main Street
Lakeland, GA 31635
229-482-8361
Lanier County Tag and Tax Office
56 W. Main Street
Lakeland, GA 31635
229-482-3795

Driver Services

Driver’s License Division
371 Gil Harbin Industrial Blvd
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-333-5385
dds.ga.gov

Electricity

Georgia Power
219 E. Main Street
Lakeland, GA 31635
888-660-5890
georgiapower.com
SCANA Energy
877-467-2622
Slash Pine Electric
794 W. Dame Ave
Homerville, GA 31635
912-487-5201

FBI (Non-Emergency)

Federal Bureau of Investigation
229-247-2292

Garbage

Advanced Disposal – Berrien, Lanier and Lowndes
1101 Hawkins Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-244-2466
advanceddisposal.com

GBI (Non-Emergency)

Georgia Bureau of Investigation
912-389-4103

Natural Gas

Georgia Natural Gas Services
877-850-6200
Infinite Energy Inc
877-342-5434
True Natural Gas
877-746-4362

Newspaper

Lanier County News
335 W. Church Street
Lakeland, GA 31635
229-482-8230

Phone and Internet

Windstream Telephone Company
800-501-1754

Poison Control

Central Line
800-222-1222

Police (Non-Emergency)

Georgia State Patrol Post 31
229-333-5215
Lakeland Police Department
229-482-3309
Lanier County Sheriffs Department
229-482-3545
Ray City Police Department
229-455-4921

Post Office

Lakeland Post Office
15 S. Valdosta Rd
Lakeland, GA 31635
800-275-8777
usps.com