Lowndes County is named for William Lowndes, who was a South Carolina lawyer, planter, United States representative and vice presidential candidate.
Created: December 23, 1825
Franklinville 1828 – 1833
Lowndesville 1833 – 1859
Valdosta 1859 – present
County Courthouse – Valdosta
Location: 100 East Central Avenue / North Paterson Street
Built: 1904 – 1905
Style: Neo-Classical Revival
Architect: Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC
Contractor: Algernon Blair
Description: The building faces south and is a three story buff colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and the south front has a large portico supported by four large columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. There is a balustrade around the roof. On each corner are small domes. In the center of the roof is a large octagonal dome with a higher octagonal dome and topped by a small cupola. An addition was designed by architect Joe E Bright and constructed in 1962. The addition was later demolished. The building was remodeled in 1992.
See: The architect Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC.
County Justice Center – Valdosta
Location: 327 North Ashley Street / Magnolia Street
Built: 2008 – 2010
Architect: Ellis, Ricket & Associates
Contractor: Phase I – Pinnacle Prime Contractors
Phase II – Quillian Powell Construction.
Description: The building faces south and is a five story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and has a one story section on the southwest with curved canopy at the central entrance on the south and on the west sides. On the north side is a three story section which houses the administration and on the east side is a five story section which houses the courts. The building is named as the Lowndes County Judicial and Administrative Complex.
Note: The cost of construction was $17,900,000.
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County Judicial Complex
Photos taken 2009 and 2018