Historic Lowndes County Courthouse

Valdosta - Lowndes County

The historic Lowndes County Courthouse was constructed in 1905 and has been a focal point in the community as it sits stately in the middle of the main square in the heart of downtown Valdosta, the county seat. Undergoing recent rehabilitation, the project focused on uncovering historical elements, restoring materials and upgrading systems while minimizing the impact on distinctive features. The rehabilitation transformed the courthouse into a Regional Visitor Information Center, retaining its courtroom functions for multi-purpose events. On the interior, marble flooring and wainscotting, pressed metal ceilings, heart pine flooring were retained and the historic courtroom balconies were reopened. Exterior enhancements addressed historically appropriate elements, restoring the courthouse’s grandeur. The rehabilitation of the courthouse, funded by the SPLOST Program, symbolizes the people of Valdosta’s commitment to their city’s economic, cultural and social longevity.

The Chairman’s Award is presented at the sole discretion of the Georgia Trust Chairman of the Board of Trustees to recognize extraordinary efforts contributing to the preservation of Georgia’s historic resources.