Dougherty County

Dougherty County (HMRBA)

Location: Albany, GA 31701 Dougherty County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 34.718', W 84° 9.135'

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This County, created by Act of the Legislature December 15, 1853, is named for Charles Dougherty of Athens, noted ante-bellum lawyer and jurist and strong advocate of states rights. In the Creek War in 1836 the Indians were driven out at the Battle of Chickasawhachee Swamp. Among the first County Officers were: Sheriff John H. Phillips, Ordinary William E. Smith, Clerk of Superior Court Samuel D. Irvin, Clerk of Inferior Court Thos. J. Johnston, Tax Receiver Bennett Adams, Tax Collector Redding O. Rutland, Coroner Sherrod Hook and Surveyor Thos. G. Westfall.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number047-1
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 6:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 770258 N 3497250
Decimal Degrees31.57863333, -84.15225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 34.718', W 84° 9.135'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 34' 43.08" N, 84° 9' 8.10" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-1833 Champion Ln, Albany GA 31701, US
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