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Founded in 1830, Lowndes County is named for U.S. Congressman William Jones Lowndes.
Its county seat is Columbus.
Friendship Cemetery, in Columbus MS, was the site of one of the first recorded observances of Memorial Day.
It is reported that in late April 1866, a group of Columbus women went to the cemetery to honor those who died
at the Battle of Shiloh. The women were impartial in honoring the dead. They placed flowers on the
graves of both the Confederate and Union soldiers. Their action is said to have inspired Francis Miles Finch's
poem "The Blue and the Gray".
Cities, Towns and Other Communities City: Columbus Towns: Artesia -- Caledonia -- Crawford CDP's: Columbus AFB -- New Hope Unincorporated places: Bent Oak -- Billups
-- Flint Hill
-- Forreston -- Kolola Springs -- Mayhew -- McCrary -- Penns
-- Plum Grove -- Steens -- Trinity -- Wells -- Whitebury -- Woodlawn Ghost town: Plymouth