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Communities and Towns

Lowndes Co GA

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Clyattville - a small town - early residents were the Brays, The hunters, Lanes, Arnolds, Elswicks, Covingtons,

Quillians and the Clyatts. The first store in Clyattville was owned by the Bray family.  There was once a

grist mill, a cotton gin, a drugstore and a Methodist Church.

 

Dasher -  Settled byJames Wisenbaker (Weisenbacher) and Christian Herman Dasher, part of a Salzburger group that left Salzburg

Austria and arrived in Savannah in 1736.  http://dasherga.com/history.php

 

Hahira - named for a local cotton plantation, population in 1900 ws 302.

 

Lake Park - a community towards the southern part of the county

 

Mineola - a small community

 

Naylor - a small community

 

Ousley - a small community

 

Remerton - founded in 1899 as a cotton mill town for Strickland Cotton Mill. 

 

Valdosta - county seat founded in 1860, changed from Troupville.   Land belonging to William Wisenbaker was chosen as the site

 of the County seat.  It is called the Azalea City.  In 1910 Valdosta was ranked as the richest city in America per capita because

of cotton.  The boll wevil invaded not long after that.

 

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