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About Lowndes County
Lowndes County was established on January 20, 1830 in honor of William Lowndes, a statesman from South Carolina. Lowndes County is a rural community located in the south-central portion of the state. It is bound by Montgomery, Butler, Crenshaw, Wilcox, Dallas and Autauga counties. According to the 2006 estimated census, the county's population is 12,759. Of the population, 71 percent is black, 28 percent is white, 54 percent is female and 46 percent is male. Over half of the adult citizens are high school graduates.
There are seven incorporated townships. Hayneville is the county seat. The educational system is made up of two public high schools, two public middle schools, three public elementary schools and one private academy, PK through 12th grade. The major transportation routes are Interstate 65, US Highways 80 and 31. Some of the major attractions are the Civil Rights Activist Memorials, Southern Sportsman's Hunting Lodge, Lowndes County Interpretative Center, Holy Ground Battlefield Park, Robert Henry Lock & Dam, White Hall Entertainment Center & Resort, Lowndesboro Heritage Celebration, Marengo House Restaurant, and Calico Fort Arts and Crafts Festival. The Alabama River provides both economic and recreational opportunities for Lowndes County.
The major agricultural crops in the county include cattle, broilers, sod and hay. The major industries include Sabic (formerly GE Plastics), Lowndes County Board of Education, Lowndes County Commission, Daehan Solutions Alabama, Inc, American Apparel, Kelly Aerospace, Inc, Cummings Inc., International, Bates Turkey Farm and Priester's Pecans. Newer employers to the county are White Hall Entertainment Center & Resort and Flying J Travel Center.
The Lowndes County Extension office has 3 full-time and two part-time employees. The county is served by local and regional agents and specialists in the program areas of: 4-H and Youth Development; Agriculture; Forestry and Natural Resources; Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs; Family and Individual Well-Being and Community and Economic Development. We have taught people to raise animals, protect their investments and their environment, beautify their landscapes, and prepare healthy meals for their families.
The Lowndes County Office is committed to improving the lives of the citizens of Lowndes County through education.