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Lowndes County, Georgia
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Lowndes County, Georgia Facts

When was Lowndes County, GA Created?
Lowndes County was established on December 23, 1825 from Irwin County. The county was named in honor of William Jones Lowndes (1782 - 1822), a prominent figure in the affairs of South Carolina throughout the formative years of the United States.

What is the County Seat of Lowndes County, GA?
The County Seat is located in Valdosta and in the current county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Lowndes County, GA?
Bordering Counties are  Berrien County (north), Lanier County (northeast), Echols County (east), Hamilton County FL (southwest), Madison County FL (southwest), Brooks County (west), Cook County (northwest)

Lowndes County, GA Vital Records

Where can find Lowndes County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lowndes County vital records can be found at the Georgia Department of Health which has copies for copies of birth and death records since Jan 1919, copies of marriage since June 9, 1952 to 1996 and a Divorce records index since June 9, 1952. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Georgia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Lowndes County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Lowndes Co. Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Lowndes County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait. Contact the Clerk of Superior Court for Divorce Records and the Probate Judge for Marriage Records.

Lowndes County, GA Census Records

What Lowndes County, GA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lowndes County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Lowndes County Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Lowndes County Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lowndes County Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lowndes County Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Georgia Census Records Research Guide

Lowndes County, GA Courthouse and Government Records

Lowndes County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Lowndes County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Lowndes County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Georgia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Lowndes County, GA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Lowndes County, GA?
A list of Lowndes County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Georgia Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Lowndes County, GA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Lowndes County, GA?
The following links to Genealogy Resources associated to Lowndes County. These links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is basically a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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