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Albany in Dougherty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dougherty County

 
 
Dougherty County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
1. Dougherty County Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 047-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 34.718′ N, 84° 9.135′ W. Marker is in Albany, Georgia, in Dougherty County. Marker is at the intersection of Pine Avenue and Champion Lane, on the right when traveling west on Pine Avenue. Touch for map. The marker stands in front of the Albany-Doughtery County Judicial Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 Pine Avenue, Albany GA 31701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel Nelson Tift (here, next to this
Dougherty County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
2. Dougherty County Marker
The marker stands next to one for Colonel Nelson Tift, the founder of Albany.
marker); Freedom Alley and City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Albany Lights (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); C.B. (Chevene Bowers) King (about 600 feet away); The Bridge House (approx. 0.2 miles away); De Soto in Georgia (approx. mile away); Ray Charles (approx. 0.3 miles away); Georgia Civil Rights Trail: The Albany Movement (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .  City of Albany & Dougherty County, Georgia. (Submitted on March 11, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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Dougherty County Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
3. Dougherty County Marker
The marker (on the right) with the Albany-Dougherty Justice Building (Courthouse) in the background.
Albany-Dougherty County Justice Building image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
4. Albany-Dougherty County Justice Building
This courthouse -- the "Justice Center -- is Dougherty County's third. It was built in 1968, replacing the 1904 courthouse which burned in 1966. The first courthouse was built in 1856.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 628 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 10, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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