Berrien County is a county in the US state of Georgia. In the 2000 census the county had a population of 16,235 inhabitants. The county seat is Nashville, the county was created on February 25,1856 from portions of Coffee, Irwin and Lowndes counties. It was named in honor of John M. Berrien, a senator from Georgia and Attorney General of the United States between 1829 and 1831. The county is part of the Valdosta metropolitan area.