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This Day in Georgia History

December 15, 1853

Dougherty County Created

Gov. Herschel Johnson signed legislation creating Dougherty County. Dougherty County, Georgia’s 103rd, was created from Baker County and named for Athens judge Charles Dougherty, a strong advocate of states’ rights in the 1850s.

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