Douglas County


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Douglas County was created from Campbell and Carroll counties on Oct. 17, 1870 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1870, p. 13). Subsequently, Douglas County's borders with Carroll, Cobb, and Paulding counties were adjusted by acts in 1871, 1874, and 1877. Georgia's 133rd county was named for Illinois U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas (1847-1861). Douglas ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic Party's presidential nominee in 1860 with Georgia's Herschel Johnson as his running mate.

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