This is the "Azalea City" and we stopped there to take pics of the gardens and parks. It was the first city we hit on I-75 when coming from Florida.
It is the county seat of Lowndes County.
the chamber of commerce for Valdosta is at:
43000 people in the city, 125000 residents including suburbanites.
The per household annual salary is only $37000 which is rather low for a population this large.
The novel "Fried Green Tomatoes" was based on this town.
Actor Ossie Davis lived here.
The author of the song "Jingle Bells" lived and taught music in Valdosta.
ZIPCODES 31601 through 31606 and 31698 are Valdosta
Area Code 229
city seal: shows two azalea blossoms because Valdosta is "Azalea City"