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Dougherty County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 15, 1853
Population: 
95,754
Total Area: 
329.7 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 1827
Albany, GA 31702
Phone Number: 
(229) 431-2121
Fax Number: 
(229) 438-3967
Email Address: 

Dougherty County, created in 1853, divided lands from Baker County. It is named for Judge Charles Dougherty of Athens, a popular advocate of states' rights. The county seat, Albany, is thought to have been named for the New York State capital.