About This Place
The city of Douglasville is the county seat of Douglas County, Georgia, United States. The population was 20,065 at the 2000 census and in 2009 was estimated to be more than 32,812. Douglasville is one of the fastest growing cities in Georgia. Douglasville is located approximately 20 minutes from Atlanta, Georgia and is included in the Atlanta Metro Area
Located at a natural rise in the topography, Douglasville was originally known as Skint Chestnut. The name derived from a large tree used by Indians as a landmark, which was stripped of its bark so as to be more conspicuous.
The Town of Douglasville was established by the Georgia General Assembly on February 25, 1875. The boundaries were as follows: The center shall be a point directly opposite the court house in said town, on the Georgia Western Railroad, thence running along the center of said road each way three-fourths of a mile, and extending one half mile each way from the center of said road, the form of said territory to be an oblong square.