Location: Douglas County GA

Native American History of Douglas County, Georgia

Douglas County is located in west central Georgia and is part of the Atlanta Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA.) It was named after African-American civil rights leader Frederick Douglass, when the county was created by Georgia’s Reconstruction General Assembly in 1870. As soon as Federal occupation troops left the state in 1874, the new General Assembly dropped the last “s” and stated that it was named after Stephen Douglas, the Democratic candidate for President in the 1860 election. The county seat is Douglasville. Douglas County is bounded on the southwest by Carroll County, GA. On the east, it adjoins the