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Dougherty County, Georgia

County in Georgia, United States / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dougherty County is located in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 94,565.[1] The county seat and sole incorporated city is Albany.[2]

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Dougherty County
Dougherty County Government Center
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°32′N 84°13′W
Country United States
State Georgia
Founded1853; 169 years ago (1853)
Named forCharles Dougherty
Largest cityAlbany
  Total335 sq mi (870 km2)
  Land329 sq mi (850 km2)
  Water5.9 sq mi (15 km2)  1.8%%
  Density288/sq mi (111/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district2nd

Dougherty County is included in the Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Historically dominated by cotton plantation agriculture in the nineteenth century, it is part of the Black Belt of the South.