Place:Dooly, Georgia, United States

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Dooly County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 11,525. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 11,592. The county seat is Vienna.

Dooly County was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on May 15, 1821. It was one of the original landlot counties created from land ceded from the Creek Nation. The County Seat is Vienna, Georgia.

The entire county of Crisp and parts of Macon, Pulaski, Turner, Wilcox and Worth counties were formed from Dooly's original borders.

The County is named for Colonel John Dooly, a Georgia American revolutionary war fighter who helped prosecute Tories in 1779 and was murdered by them the following year.

Notable Dooly County residents include former governor George Busbee; former U.S. senator Walter F. George; the late Jody Powell, press secretary and aide to Jimmy Carter during his governorship and U.S. presidency; and Roger Kingdom, an Olympic gold medalist in track and field.

Recently, Dooly County has enjoyed some measure of fame due to the success of NASCAR driver David Ragan, who originally hails from Unadilla. Ragan presently drives the #6 UPS Ford car in the Sprint Cup NASCAR circuit for Jack Roush's Roush-Fenway Racing team.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1821 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1846 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1847 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1847 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1847 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1910 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 2,135
1840 4,427
1850 8,361
1860 8,917
1870 9,790
1880 12,420
1890 18,146
1900 26,567
1910 20,554
1920 20,522
1930 18,025
1940 16,886
1950 14,159
1960 11,474
1970 10,404
1980 10,826
1990 9,901

Research Tips

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~gadooly/


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