VALDOSTA, GEORGIA

The Azalea City

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Fun Fact


James Lord Pierpont, the author of “Jingle Bells”, lived many years in Valdosta, where he taught music.

 

Our History

Valdosta, Georgia was incorporated in 1860 to be the new county seat of Lowndes County. Since the former county seat, Troupville, was being by-passed by the new Atlantic and Gulf Railroad, the citizens of Troupville made an interesting move to ensure the future prosperity of their town – they picked it up and moved it to the new railroad. The town was then renamed Valdosta, in honor of “Val d’Aosta,” the plantation home of former Governor George Troup.

Valdosta is a certified “Azalea City” by the Azalea Society of America for its role in promoting the appreciation of azaleas in public and private landscapes within the city limits. Lush blossoming banks of colorful azaleas adorn the landscape in Spring.

Valdosta has been named one of the top 100 places to live by Relocate-America. Designated as a metropolitan statistical area which supports a fifteen county area, Valdosta draws many younger families as well as retirees. Multiple college opportunities and Moody Air Force base are also an integral part of the Lowndes County area. Valdosta offers amenities similar to those of much larger urban areas, which include a vibrant arts community featuring the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, and the Theatre Guild Valdosta. An integral part of cultural life, Valdosta State University presents theatrical and musical productions and welcomes the public to its art gallery.

An abundance of acreage is dedicated to fishing, hunting and bird-watching at Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area, a 13,000-acre wetlands system that is open to the public. The young and young at heart will enjoy Wild Adventures Theme Park, chock full of super coasters, wild animals, and big-name musical entertainment year-round at the All Star Amphitheater.

Valdosta is a great place to get an education, launch a career, raise a family, and retire. For more information, contact the city’s Public Information Office at 229-259-3548.

Key Numbers

Animal Control

Animal Shelter
337 Gil Harbin Industrial Blvd
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-671-2760
Lowndes County Animal Shelter
229-671-2760

Business Development

Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority
2110-A N. Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-259-9972

Cable Internet Phone

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

Chamber of Commerce

Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce
416 N. Ashley Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-247-8100
valdostachamber.com

City & County Services

City of Ray City
8151 Main Street
Ray City, GA 31645
229-455-2501
City of Remerton
1757 Poplar Street
Remerton, GA 31601
229-247-2320
cityofremerton.com
City of Valdosta
216 E. Central Ave
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-242-2600
valdostacity.com
City of Valdosta Public Works Department
1017 Myrtle Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-259-3599
Lowndes County Board of Commissioners
327 N. Ashley Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-671-2400
lowndescounty.com
Lowndes County Judicial Complex
327 N. Ashley Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-333-5127
lowndescounty.com
Mosquito Control
550 Gil Harbin Industrial Blvd
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-671-2700

Driver Services

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

Electricity

Colquitt EMC
273 Norman Drive
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-244-6893
colquittemc.com
Georgia Power
1731 Norman Drive
Valdosta, GA 31601
888-660-5890
georgiapower.com
SCANA Energy
877-467-2622

Emergency

City of Valdosta Emergency Water Shut-off
229-333-1832
CodeRed Emergency Notification Service
coderedweb.com
Lowndes County Emergency Management
229-671-2790

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

Constellation Energy
877-677-4355
Georgia Natural Gas Services
877-850-6200
Infinite Energy Inc
877-342-5434

Newspaper

Valdosta Daily Times
201 N. Troupe Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-244-1880
valdostadailytimes.com

Passport Services

Northside Valdosta Post Office – By appt only
3698 Inner Perimeter Road
Valdosta, GA 31602
229-259-9703

Phone and Internet

ATT Georgia
888-757-6500
att.com

Poison Control

Central Line
800-222-1222

Police (Non-Emergency)

Georgia State Patrol Post 31
229-333-5215
Lowndes County Dispatch
229-245-5270
Lowndes County Sheriffs Department
229-671-2900
Ray City Police Department
229-455-4921
Remerton Police Department
229-245-5270
Valdosta Police Department
229-242-2606
Valdosta State University Police Department
229-333-7816

Post Office

Northside Valdosta Post Office
3698 Inner Perimeter Road
Valdosta, GA 31602
229-259-9703
Valdosta Post Office
401 N. Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
800-275-8777

Telephone

Sprint
800-877-4646
sprint.com

Tourism

Rainwater Conference Center and Tourism Authority
1 Meeting Place
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-245-0513
visitvaldosta.org

Vehicle Registration

Lowndes County Tag and Tax Office
300 N. Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-671-2579
lowndescountytax.com

Voter Registration

Elections Office
2808 N. Oak Street
Valdosta, GA 31602
229-671-2850

Water

City of Valdosta Water and Sewer
102 N. Lee Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-259-3510
valdostacity.com
Lowndes County Water and Sewer
327 N. Ashley Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-671-2500
lowndescounty.com
Stoker Utilities – County Only
4002 N Oak Street Ext
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-333-8030