Valdosta is the county seat of Lowndes County, Georgia, United States of America. Valdosta is nicknamed Azalea City because it is filled with this flower, which even has a celebratory event each year. The city of Valdosta was incorporated on December 7, 1860. Its name comes from a beautiful area of Italy, called Valle D'Aosta. Because the name Aosta refers to emperor Augustus, the name of the city means "valley of Augustus City". It is also rumored that the name of Valdosta means "valley of beauty". In our time, Valdosta has an area of 30.3 square miles, of which only 0.4 square miles of water. Valdosta has a population of approximately 55,000 residents. Those who are famous include Jingle Bells author James Lord Pierpont and actor Sonny Shroyer, known to public as Enos Strate from The Dukes of Hazzard.
Top Attractions within Valdosta
Lowndes County Historical Society and Museum is a historical museum located in Valdosta within the area of the Carnegie Library. The museum has wonderful galleries and collections depicting the lives of the former residents of the city. Memorabilia items of the settlers can be admired in one of the rooms of the museum and a large display of black and white photographs is available for those curious to see the first pictures that were taken in the city of Valdosta.
Putt Putt Golf and Games is a wonderful recreational center that you should visit while in Valdosta. This attraction is great for an active vacation in this beautiful city. The golf course is perfectly maintained and all the other fields are new and modern. Inside this facility there is also a restaurant and a shop.
Giulio's is a Greek and Italian restaurant of Valdosta with a large menu that includes a great variety of food. The decor is typical for an European restaurant and is perfect for a romantic dinner that includes fine dining in the city of Valdosta.