Fort Deposit is one of the largest municipalities in Lowndes County. The town was incorporated on February 13, 1891, and reportedly sits on the highest point of land between Montgomery and New Orleans. It was named after a fort that was built under the order of General Andrew Jackson. Fort Deposit provides its 1,200 residents with the annual arts and crafts fair called Calico Fort. Priester's Pecans, a worldwide purveyor of the southern delicacy, was established in Fort Deposit in 1935.