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DOOLY COUNTY PROBATE STAFF
Judge Dwayne D. Forehand
Chief Clerk Kathy Fraser
Clerical: Gloria Alexander, Traffic
Bridget Bridges, Probate&Traffic
Debra Johnson, Probate&Traffic

COURT HOUSE HISTORY
The Dec. 24, 1821 act organizing Dooly County provided that until the inferior court designated a county seat...>>More

ABOUT DOOLY COUNTY
Historic sites in the county include the Dooly County Courthouse. Built in 1891 of granite, slate...
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DOOLY COUNTY HISTORY
Dooly County was created on May 15, 1821 by an act of the General Assembly . >>More

COUNTY SEAT HISTORY
The Dec. 24, 1821 act organizing Dooly County authorized the justices of the inferior court...>>More

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Dooly County History...

Dooly County was created on May 15, 1821 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1821 Extra. Session, p. 3). Dooly, Houston, Monroe, Fayette, and Henry County were created in that order by the Georgia Land Lottery Act of 1821, which was enacted at a special session of the General Assembly four months after the Creek Indians ceded lands between the Ocmulgee and Flint rivers (see map) on Jan. 8, 1821 in the first Treaty of Indian Springs. Dooly County was organized by an act of the legislature approved Dec. 24, 1821 (Ga. Laws 1821, p. 44). Later, portions of Dooly County were used to create the following counties: Worth (1853), Wilcox (1857), Crisp (1905), and Turner (1905).
Georgia's 48th county was named for Col. John Dooly (1740-1780), who commanded a regiment at the the Battle of Kettle Creek in 1779 and was killed at his home by Tories in 1880.

Source: University of Georgia


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