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Lowndes County began developing long before Mississippi became a state on December 10, 1817. The years before statehood through the treaty years were times of great change. It is entirely possible that one of your earliest ancestors was born in Georgia, lived in Alabama, and died in Mississippi - without having moved even a foot from his birthplace.

Lowndes County was named after the late William Jones Lowndes, (1782 to 1822) he was from South Carolina and a U.S. Congressman and an earnest supporter of the War of 1812. Lowndes County in Georgia and Alabama were also named after him. Lowndes County was formed under First Constitution by act created on January 30, 1830. The population is approximately 60,823 and consists of 517 square miles.

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