Since Valdosta’s birth in 1860, the varying modes of transportation and interstate commerce have been pivotal in the economic and cultural growth of the community. In fact, Valdosta’s very existence is due to the construction of the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad in 1860. ┬áThe following pages highlight different transportation developments in Lowndes County and Valdosta’s history.

Streetcar System
Early Automobiles
Street Names in Valdosta
Arrival of Interstate 75
Local Flight