VALDOSTA, GA

The Azalea City

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.

the “Azalea City”

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.

one of the top 100 places to live

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.

the great outdoors

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

327 N. Ashley St.
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-671-2400
lowndescounty.com

416 N. Ashley St.
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-247-8100
valdostachamber.com

216 E. Central Ave.
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-242-2600
valdostacity.com

1757 Poplar St.
Remerton, GA 31601
229-247-2320
cityofremerton.com

327 N. Ashley St.
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-333-5127
lowndescounty.com

371 Gil Harbin Industrial Blvd.
Valdosta, GA 31601
678-413-8400
dds.ga.gov
Tuesday – Saturday

1 Meeting Place
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-245-0513 rainwaterconferencecenter.com
visitvaldosta.org

550 Gil Harbin Ind. Blvd.
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-671-2700
lowndescounty.com

327 N. Ashley St.
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-333-5125
lowndescounty.com

300 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-671-2579 lowndescountytax.com

103 Roosevelt Drive
Valdosta, GA 31602
229-259-9972
buildlowndes.com

2808 N. Oak St.
Valdosta, GA 31602
229-671-2850
sos.ga.gov

Colquitt EMC
273 Norman Dr.
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-244-6893
colquittemc.com

Georgia Power Co.
888-660-5890
georgiapower.com

Constellation Energy
877-677-4355
contstellation.com

Georgia Natural Gas
877-850-6200
gng.com

Infinite Energy Inc
877-483-4684
infiniteenergy.com

SCANA Energy
877-467-2262
scanaenergy.com

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

3698 Inner Perimeter Rd.
Valdosta, GA 31602
229-259-9703
usps.com
Passports by appt only at usps.com

Pine Grove Collection Center
4040 Pine Grove Road
Valdosta, GA 31605
Fri, Sat, Mon: 7am – 7pm
Sunday: 1pm – 7pm

AT&T
888-757-6500
att.com

City of Valdosta Public Works Dept.
1017 Myrtle Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-259-3599
valdostacity.com

Advanced Disposal (County Only)
1101 Hawkins Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-244-2466 AdvancedDisposal.com

City of Valdosta Water & Sewer
102 N. Lee Street
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-259-3510
valdostacity.com

Emergency Water Cut Off
229-333-1832

Lowndes County Water & Sewer
327 N. Ashley St.
Valdosta, GA. 31601
229-671-2500 lowndescounty.com

Stoker Utilities (County Only)
4002 N. Oak Street Ext
Valdosta, GA 31605
229-333-8030

911 – EMERGENCY
(police, fire, and ambulance)

Non-Emergency
(police, fire, ambulance)
229-245-5270

Animal Shelter
229-671-2760

CodeRed Emergency
Notification Service
lowndescounty.com

DISASTER RELIEF
Greater Valdosta United Way
229-242-2208

Emergency Mgmt
229-671-2790

Federal Bureau of Investigation
229-247-2292

GA State Patrol Post 31
229-333-5215

Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office
229-671-2900

Poison Control
1-800-222-1222

Remerton Police Dept
Non-Emergency
229-245-5270

Valdosta Police Dept
Non-Emergency
229-242-2606

VSU Police Non-Emergency
229-333-7816

QUICK LINKS

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