Introduction to Douglas, Georgia
Douglas was formed in 1858 on land donated by J.S. Pearson. It was named after Senator Stephen A. Douglas, the challenger to Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 presidential election. Douglas became a town in 1895 and was incorporated as a city in 1897. The first railroad came to the city in 1895 and the Georgia and Florida Railway established its office in the city in 1909. Douglas became a major tobacco market of Georgia in the 1920s and 1930s.
Douglas and nearby Attractions
- Heritage Station Museum
- General Coffee State Park
- Veterans Memorial and Museum
- Pierce County Heritage Museum & Depot
- Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site
- Okefenokee Swamp Park
Things To Do In Douglas
The WWII Aviation Museum, the Heritage Station Museum and the Broxton Rocks are also worth taking a look around. Apart from the General Coffee State Park, the city of Douglas also has several parks. These include Wheeler Park, Roundtree Center Park, Emma Wade Park, Whispering Pines Park, North Madison Park, Eastside Park and Pine Street Park.
Moody AFB is nearby.
Douglas Higher Education
South Georgia College is the local institute for higher education. Valdosta State University, Georgia Southern University, Albany State University and several other colleges and universities also offer facilities for higher education to the people of Douglas.