Dooly County was created
on May 15, 1821 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1821 Extra.
Session, p. 3). Dooly, Houston, Monroe, Fayette, and Henry County were
created in that order by the Georgia Land Lottery Act of 1821, which
was enacted at a special session of the General Assembly four months
after the Creek Indians ceded lands between the Ocmulgee and Flint rivers
(see map) on Jan. 8, 1821 in the first
Treaty of Indian Springs. Dooly County was organized by an act of the
legislature approved Dec. 24, 1821 (Ga. Laws 1821, p. 44). Later, portions
of Dooly County were used to create the following counties: Worth (1853),
Wilcox (1857), Crisp (1905), and Turner (1905).
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