Drexel Park

Drexel Park (HMI0Z)

Location: Valdosta, GA 31602 Lowndes County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 50.757', W 83° 17.195'

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In 1916 five prominent Valdosta businessmen and civic leaders — William S. West, Lowndes W. Shaw, Leonard F. Shaw, Daniel C. Ashley, and Owen K. Jones — donated 11 acres to the city to create a public park. The deed stipulated that the property could only be used as a park. A section was set aside in 1925 for construction of the Woman's Building, still an important social and civic center for women's organizations and activities. Originally named Brookwood Park, the land was renamed in 1979 for Richard J. Drexel, a landscape architect who served from 1925 to 1959 as the city's first Superintendent of Parks.
HM NumberHMI0Z
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number92-1
Year Placed2001
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, Lowndes County Historical Society, and the City of Valdosta
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 2:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 281331 N 3414767
Decimal Degrees30.84595000, -83.28658333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 50.757', W 83° 17.195'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 50' 45.42" N, 83° 17' 11.70" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1404-1494 State Rte 31 Alt, Valdosta GA 31602, US
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