Introduction to Douglasville, Georgia
Douglasville, Georgia, in Douglas county, is 17 miles SW of Marietta, Georgia and 20 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is conveniently located inside the Atlanta metropolitan area. There are an estimated 20,065 people in Douglasville.
Originally, Douglasville was inhabited by the Mississippian, Creek, Woodland and Cherokee Indians. At that time, it was named Skint Chestnut. It derived its name from a large tree, which was used as a landmark by the Indians. The city was established on February 25, 1875, by the Georgia General Assembly. The first election was held in March, 1875. Douglasville became the county seat of the Douglas County, which was created in 1870.
Douglasville and nearby Attractions
- Sweetwater Creek State Park
- Clinton Nature Preserve
- Six Flags Over Georgia
- Zoo Atlanta Playspace
- Georgia Aquarium
- Cobb County Youth Museum
Things To Do In Douglasville
The Historic District of downtown Douglasville attracts a number of visitors every year. The local parks include Hunter Park, Jesse Davis Park, Deer Lick Park, Clinton Reserve, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Mill Village Park, Worthan Park and Keith Park. The city also has two soccer complexes, the Chestnut Log Soccer Complex and the Fowler Field Soccer Complex. You can also visit the Douglas County Cultural Arts Center, the Douglas County Aquatic Center and the Arbor Place Mall.
Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.
Douglasville Higher Education
Life University, Chattahoochee Technical College and Southern Polytechnic State University are nearby.