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Welcome to Valdosta ...

The city of Valdosta is located in Lowndes County<1> and is the County Seat for Lowndes County.

When the people of Valdosta refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Valdostan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Valdosta has a population of 56,552 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Valdosta.

Valdosta is 190 feet [58 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Valdosta lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Valdosta: (229)

The ZIP codes for Valdosta: 31601-31606, 31698-31699<5>

Websites for Valdosta ...

Official Website:   www.valdostacity.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.valdostachamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Valdosta had an population of 56,552 people. This is an increase of 3.73% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Valdosta had a population of 54,518 people (or 49.91% of the total population of Lowndes County). This makes Valdosta the county's most populous community.

The population of Valdosta represents 0.56% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Valdosta.

Communities Also Named Valdosta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Valdosta - they are located in Alabama and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Valdosta.

Communities near Valdosta ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Valdosta.

  • Fodie [Brooks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fodie
    • Fodie [Brooks County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Valdosta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,037 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fodie
  • Quitman [Brooks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quitman
    • Quitman [Brooks County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Valdosta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,625 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<7>
  • Lakeland [Lanier County]
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    • Lakeland [Lanier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Valdosta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,342 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeland have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeland<7>
  • Hahira [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hahira
    • Hahira [Lowndes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Valdosta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,050 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hahira
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hahira<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lake Park [Lowndes County]
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      • Lake Park [Lowndes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Valdosta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Park<7>
    • Ray City [Berrien County]
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      • Ray City [Berrien County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Valdosta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,105 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ray City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ray City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ray City<7>
    • Dasher [Lowndes County]
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      • Dasher [Lowndes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Valdosta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,025 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dasher have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dasher
    • Franklinville [Lowndes County]
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      • Franklinville [Lowndes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Valdosta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 971 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklinville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinville
    • Jennings [Hamilton County]
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      • Jennings [Hamilton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Valdosta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jennings<7>
    • McIntyre Spring [Brooks County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntyre Spring
      • McIntyre Spring [Brooks County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Valdosta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 605 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McIntyre Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Valdosta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Valdosta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Valdosta. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Valdosta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Valdosta. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Valdosta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Valdosta ...

Looking for more information about Valdosta? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Valdosta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Valdosta.

Adding Valdosta to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Valdosta in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Valdosta was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1863.

We also found Valdosta in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Valdosta on our Genealogy Page.

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The official website for Valdosta: www.valdostacity.com/

The official website for Lowndes County: www.lowndescounty.com/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Lowndes, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Valdosta refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Valdosta may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Valdosta.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Valdosta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Valdosta). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Valdosta or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Valdosta includes: 31601, 31602, 31603, 31604, 31605, 31698 & 31699.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Valdosta) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Valdosta. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ValdostaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valdosta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8323, Longitude: -83.2786    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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