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Dooly County Historical Markers

Dooly County


  • Source: Keith Hair
  • Marker: Dooly County
  • Location: Located in the park facing the Dooly County Courthouse, Vienna

DOOLY COUNTY

This County, created by Acts of the Legis-

lature May 15 & Dec. 24, 1821, is named for

Col. John Dooly of Revolutionary fame who

was murdered in his home by Tories in 1780.

The original County Site was at Berrien

on the Flint River in 1823, the name being

changed to Drayton in 1833. In the early

‘40’s the Legislature voted to move the Site

to another town named Berrien but this was

not done. In the late ‘40’s the Site was moved

to Vienna which is famed as the home of

“elder statesman” Walter F. George, U.S. Senator

for more than thirty years, elected in 1922.

046-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954