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This Day in Georgia History

October 17, 1870

Douglas County Created

Gov. Rufus Bullock signed legislation creating Douglas County from portions of Campbell and Carroll counties. Georgia’s 133rd county was named for U.S. senator Stephen A. Douglas, who in 1860 unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. presidency with former Georgia governor Herschel Johnson as his vice-presidential running mate.

Image of Douglas County Created View large image
Source: Carl Vinson Institute of Government