This volume can be found in the Georgia section of our American County Histories: The Southeast collection. It was produced and distributed by members of the Thronateeska Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution from Albany, Georgia in 1924.
In loving memory this volume is dedicated to MRS. LOUISA BACON STROTHER, Organizing Regent of Thronateeska Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which is the largest patriotic organization in the world, has for one of its many worthy objects the preservation of the records of our great country as a whole by recording the history of each county, these county histories to be deposited with the Compiler of Records of each state or published in book form, thus preserving for all time valuable information which otherwise would be lost.
The members of Thronateeska Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, in compliance with this request from the national organization, have for the last five years been collecting the data contained in this volume, and now, having exhausted all known sources of information relative to the affairs of our county from the time of the red man down to the present, we beg to present the “History and Reminiscences of Dougherty County“ to our fellow citizens in the earnest hope that it may meet with their approval.
The compilation of this work has been a great and unremunerated task. It was not undertaken or pursued with the idea of gain, but purely from a patriotic desire to trace the threads of local events that have long been relegated to the chambers of the Past; to separate the tangled skeins, and to weave them into a story which shall proclaim to the world the deeds of a great people.
In a work of this kind, in spite of our most careful attention, some errors may reasonably be expected. We anticipate that the reading of these pages by many of our citizens with whom we have not been able to confer will bring to light still further information. And again, many of our good people who have shared in the upbuilding of our city and county may justly feel that they should have been included in the roll call of constructive citizens. In this we must acknowledge our shortcoming and plead only that the lack of space has prevented the mention of others than those who have been most prominently identified with the county’s progress, from the viewpoint of long residence and conspicuous service.