City of Douglasville
|Incorporated||February 25, 1875|
|Address||6695 Church Street
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Douglasville is the county seat for Douglas County and is nicknamed “The Dynamic City”. The city was established on February 25, 1875. The city’s downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The majority of the buildings are one and two story brick structures from the mid-19th century into the mid-20th century.
Annually, Douglasville hosts numerous festivals and events including Taste of Douglasville, the Fourth of July Parade, the Halloween Road Race and Christmas on the Plaza.
The county was named after Stephen A. Douglas, a U.S. Congressman and rival of Abraham Lincoln for the presidency. Douglasville, the county seat, was named after the county in 1875.
Sweetwater Creek State Park is located in Douglasville. The park covers 2,020 acres with a five mile walking trail, picnic shelters, fishing docks, bait shop, boat rentals, Civil War ruins and nature preserve. Arts and crafts festivals and Civil War reenactments are also held at the park.
According to 2000 Census, the City of Douglasville had a population of 20,065 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population increase of 72.5%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.