Dougherty County, Georgia

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Dougherty County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 96,065. The 2009 Census Estimate shows a population of 95,859.[1] It is included in the Albany, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat and largest city is Albany.[2]

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History

The county was created by the Georgia General Assembly on December 15, 1853, from a part of Baker County and was named after Charles Dougherty, a respected judge and lawyer from Athens, Georgia.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 335 square miles (867.6 km2), of which 330 square miles (854.7 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (1.51%) is water.

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