Established on February 25, 1875, Douglasville, the seat for Douglas County, remembers Stephen A. Douglas, Abraham Lincoln's famed opponent in the pivotal 1860 presidential election.
As the majority of Douglasville's quaint brick homes and offices date from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, the city's downtown district has earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.
Sweetwater Creek State Park lies in Douglasville. The park covers 2,020 acres with a five-mile walking trail, picnic shelters, fishing docks, bait shop, boat rentals, Civil War ruins and a nature preserve. Festival organizers also hold arts and crafts festivals and Civil War reenactments at the park.