Valdosta is a city in, and the county seat of Lowndes County, Georgia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 43,724. It was incorporated on 7 December 1860, at which time the county government was moved from nearby Troupeville.
It is a commercial center of south Georgia with numerous manufacturing plants. The surrounding area produces tobacco, turpentine, pine lumber, and pulpwood. Moody Air Force Base is located nearby, and transport is provided mainly by Interstate 75.
Valdosta is also the home of Valdosta State University (VSU), founded in 1906 as South Georgia State Normal College for Women. It became part of the University System of Georgia in 1950. Valdosta Technical College is also located in the city.
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