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Douglas County, Georgia

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  • Corp. (CSA), Seaborn Vining Abercrombie (1822 - 1892)
    Seaborn Vining Abercrombie was a Civil War Veteran. Born in GA on July 6, 1822. Enlisted as a Pvt. in Co. K, 30th Regt. GA Infantry on 9/25/1861. Appointed 3rd Corp. of Co. E, 27th Regiment GA Infant...

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Overview

The county was created during Reconstruction after the US Civil War when many blacks were serving in the Georgia legislature, and was named Douglass County after the abolitionist Frederick Douglass, but the name was soon changed when Confederate Democrats regained power and expelled the reconstructionists. They renamed it Douglas County after Stephen A. Douglas, an Illinois senator and the Democratic opponent of Abraham Lincoln in the presidential election of 1860.

The county has become a hub for the film industry, serving as some of the state's most popular filming locations. Projects that have filmed exclusively in, or in part of, Douglas County include the Academy Award-winning Driving Miss Daisy, Smokey and the Bandit, Six Pack, Randy and the Mob, Zombieland, Killers, Killing Season, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Founder, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, Million Dollar Arm, Kill the Messenger, All Eyez on Me, Logan Lucky, Table 19, and The House with a Clock in Its Walls.

Television series to film in the county include The Walking Dead, Necessary Roughness, Stranger Things, Matlock, Finding Carter, MacGyver, Stan Against Evil, and MTV's Scream.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

  • Austell (part)
  • Beulah
  • Bill Arp
  • Chapel Hill
  • Douglasville (County Seat)
  • Fairplay
  • Fouts Mill
  • Hannah
  • Lithia Springs
  • McWhorter
  • Tributary
  • White City
  • Winston

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Pleasant Grove School

Col. William T. Roberts House