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Vienna in Dooly County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dooly County

 
 
Dooly County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
1. Dooly County Marker
Inscription.  This County, created by Acts of the Legislature 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.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 046-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 32° 5.458′ N, 83° 47.842′ W. Marker is in Vienna, Georgia, in Dooly County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street and Cotton Avenue, on the right when traveling south on
Dooly County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
2. Dooly County Marker
2nd Street. The marker stands at the southeast corner of the Dooly County courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vienna GA 31092, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walter F. George (within shouting distance of this marker); Vienna High and Industrial School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Crisp County (approx. 8.6 miles away); Titan I Missile (approx. 9.4 miles away); Blackshear Trail (approx. 10.1 miles away); The Luther Story Bridge (approx. 10.6 miles away); Camp Safety Patrol (approx. 10.9 miles away); Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park (approx. 10.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
 
Also see . . .  Senator Walter F. George. Dooly County's most famous resident, Senator Walter F. George, has an entry in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on March 10, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Dooly County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
3. Dooly County Marker
Dooly County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 15, 2012
4. Dooly County Courthouse and Marker
This is the fourth Dooly County Courthouse. It was built in 1892 and remodeled in 1963.
Senator Walter F. George image. Click for full size.
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5. Senator Walter F. George
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 4, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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