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This county, created by Act of the Legislature October 1, 1870, is named for Stephen A. Douglas, the "Little Giant," a Vermonter who was Congressman from Illinois 1843 to '47, Senator from '47 to '61, and Democratic candidate for President in 1860 on the ticket with Gov. Herschel V. Johnson, of Georgia, for Vice President.

Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff T.H. Sellman, Clerk of Superior Court A.L. Gorman, Ordinary Wm. Hindman, Tax Receiver Jno. M. James, Tax Collector M.D. Watkins, Treasurer C.P. Bower, Surveyor John M. Hughey.

Formed soon after the end of the US Civil War, Douglas County was originally named by the reconstruction legislature after Frederick Douglass, the Civil War-era abolitionist; however, the official honoree was later changed to Stephen A. Douglas, an Illinois senator and the Democratic opponent of Abraham Lincoln in the presidential election of 1860.

The county seat is Douglasville, Georgia


Cities and towns

Incorporated:
Austell (part, remainder is in Cobb County, Georgia)
Douglasville
Villa Rica (part, remainder is in Carroll County, Georgia)
Unincorporated Communities:
Lithia Springs -- Beulah -- Bill Arp -- Chapel Hill -- Cracker -- Fairplay -- Fouts Mill
Hannah -- McWhorter -- Midway -- Phillips Mill -- White City -- Winston



Online Data

Biographies

Births

Cemeteries

Census

Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records

Deaths

Family Bibles

History

Marriages

Military

Newspaper Data

Obituaries

Surnames

Wills/Probate Records 

Website Updates:
Biographies
1883 Pensioners



Adjacent Counties
Cobb County, Georgia - northeast
Fulton County, Georgia - southeast
Carroll County, Georgia - west
Paulding County, Georgia - north


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