Upcoming Community Events

The Great Outdoors...

... surround the residents of Lanier County. Lakes, ponds, the Alapaha River and vast woodlands are well known by residents and those who come to hunt and fish. The waterways here are filled with fish, the river flows steadily across the landscape, and the forests have an abundance of wild game.

Lakeland Murals are coming to "Life!"  ...

... The Real Life story behind the mural is ready for you to hear. You can now hear a mural's story at all locations. Scan the QR Code and you will be taken back in time to 1925. Pick up a brochure at The Welcome Center with the code and map of the murals. Same 

All you need is a Smart Phone with a QR Code Reader. Apps are available for Apple and Droid phones.

For more information contact the Chamber in the Welcome Center while in town.

See Why We
Love Lanier County!

The Lakeland community has:
  • Consolidated school system (one high school, one middle school, one elementary school and one primary school)
  • Wiregrass Technical College GED Class Facility
  • South Georgia Medical Center - Lanier Campus
  • Two weekly newspapers

Did you know....
  • Georgia Governor E. D. Rivers, who was elected from Lanier County in 1936 brought free text books to the schools of Georgia.

Lakeland by the numbers..
  • Lakeland population: 3,376 (2011 census update)
  • Lanier County population: 10,400 (2012 census estimate)

Area:
  • The city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (1.28%) is water.
  • Lakeland is located at 31°2′21″N 83°4′13″W (31.039214, -83.070397)