Valdosta (văldŏsˈ tə) [key], city (1990 pop. 29,806), seat of Lowndes co., S Ga., near the Fla. line, in a lake region; inc. 1860. Valdosta is a large naval stores market and a processing, distribution, and commercial center for a tobacco, cotton, pecan, watermelon, and livestock area. There is lumbering, food processing, and the manufacture of paper and textile bags, agricultural chemicals, potting soil, industrial batteries, polyethylene film, boats, and resins. Valdosta State Univ. is there. Moody Air Force Base is to the north.
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