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{{Georgia-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp;&gt; Lowndes County'' <br>
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{{Georgia-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]]&nbsp;&gt; Lowndes County'' <br>  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[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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Probate Court has marriage and&nbsp;probate records; <br>Clerk Superior Court has&nbsp;divorce, court and land&nbsp;<br>records from 1858<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lowndes County, Georgia. Page 158 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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;lt;I&amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;lt;/I&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;lt;I&amp;amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;lt;/I&amp;amp;amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
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==== Land  ====
 
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:*''History of Lowndes County, Georgia, 1825-1941.'' Valdosta, Ga.: General James Jackson Chapter, D.A.R., 1942?. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22833 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
:*''History of Lowndes County, Georgia, 1825-1941.'' Valdosta, Ga.: General James Jackson Chapter, D.A.R., 1942?. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22833 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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==== Probate  ====
 
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*Wills 1871-1901 (digital images) [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countylowndes.html Georgia Pioneers]
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*Index to Will Book A, 1871-1915 [http://www.georgiapioneers.com/counties/countylowndes.html Georgia Pioneers]
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Lowndes|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Georgia%2C+Lowndes|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Lowndes/ Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/GA/Lowndes/ Lowndes County, Georgia Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*Georgia Pioneers [http://www.georgiapioneers.com Georgia Pioneers]
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 14:24, 10 October 2012

Template:Georgia-stubUnited States  > Georgia > Lowndes County

County Courthouse

Lowndes County, Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Lowndes County Courthouse
325 W Savannah Avenue; PO Box 1349;
Valdosta, GA 31601
Phone: 229.333.5127 


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;lt;I&amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;lt;/I&amp;amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).