Historic Markers Across Georgia



Dougherty County



Marker ID: GHM 047-1
Location: Albany-Dougherty County Judicial Bldg., Albany
County: Dougherty
Coordinates: N 31° 34.718    W 084° 9.135
  31.578633    -84.15225
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3RQ1
Dougherty County  Marker  



Text:

This County, created by Act of the Legislature December 15, 1853, is named for Charles Dougherty of Athens, noted ante-bellum lawyer and jurist and strong advocate of states rights. In the Creek War in 1836 the Indians were driven out at the Battle of Chickasawhachee Swamp. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff John H. Phillips, Ordinary William E. Smith, Clerk of Inferior Court Thos. J. Johnston, Tax Receiver Bennett Adams, Tax Collector Redding O. Rutland, Coroner Sherrod Hook and Surveyor Thos. G. Westfall.

GHM 047-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



 

Dougherty County


 

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