Douglas County History

Since: Feb 08

Douglasville, Georgia

#1 Dec 10, 2012
http://douglascountyhistory.blogspot.com/2012...

This week's installment of Douglas County history titled "The Yankee Barbeque".

Thank you for reading, sharing on Facebook, etc.:)
formerresident

Decatur, GA

#2 Dec 19, 2012
Interesting. I enjoy reading your work.

Since: Sep 09

United States

#3 Dec 20, 2012
elementaryhistoryteacher wrote:
http://douglascountyhistory.bl ogspot.com/2012/12/the-yankee- barbecue.html
This week's installment of Douglas County history titled "The Yankee Barbeque".
Thank you for reading, sharing on Facebook, etc.:)
Keep up the great work eht!! I loved this article>

Since: Feb 08

Douglasville, Georgia

#4 Dec 29, 2012
Thanks, FormerResident and Don't Tread. I suspended new postings during the holidays. I'll resume the Monday after New Year's, however, Dville Patch is running some of my previously published things each Monday. :)
Kim

Douglasville, GA

#5 Jan 9, 2013
elementaryhistoryteacher wrote:
http://douglascountyhistory.bl ogspot.com/2012/12/the-yankee- barbecue.html
This week's installment of Douglas County history titled "The Yankee Barbeque".
Thank you for reading, sharing on Facebook, etc.:)
Interesting piece of history on Douglasville. Also, do you know if it is true that Douglasville was named after a black man, Frederick Douglass, but it was later changed to honor a Illinois Senator by the name of Douglas?
formerresident

Decatur, GA

#6 Jan 9, 2013
Kim, I think it is named after Stephen Douglas, the man who ran against Lincoln.

“I know, right!”

Since: Nov 08

I'm a Georgia Gal!

#7 Jan 9, 2013
But there's no controversy if the title was not taken from a black man. Gotta keep feeding the race war. I am sure Frederick Douglass was treated unfairly and white people should pay dire consequences forevermore.

“Yet another average white man.”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#8 Jan 10, 2013
Kim wrote:
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Interesting piece of history on Douglasville. Also, do you know if it is true that Douglasville was named after a black man, Frederick Douglass, but it was later changed to honor a Illinois Senator by the name of Douglas?

Wikipedia speaks of the Frederick Douglass aspect as a product of reconstruction carpetbaggers. But Douglass was still alive and his fame was still developing, so I am inclined to think it is more of an issue of historical revisionism. It's more likely the reconstruction government deliberately named the county after a serving yankee senator than a black abolitionist in 1870.

That was the nature of reconstruction, a misnomer if there ever was one since the primary aim was to ensure the confederacy stayed destroyed. This was accomplished by disenfranchising Southern voters and imposing impossible land taxes as reperations to the Union (NOT to the former slaves as is often touted).

By the way, Yeager Middle School is NOT named after pilot Chuck Yeager.
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Since: Feb 08

Douglasville, Georgia

#9 Jan 10, 2013
Kim wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting piece of history on Douglasville. Also, do you know if it is true that Douglasville was named after a black man, Frederick Douglass, but it was later changed to honor a Illinois Senator by the name of Douglas?
Hi Kim...no, all research I've conducted over the last several years indicates that the county was NOT named for Frederick Douglass.

The matter was a ruse to get the Georgia General Assembly.....controlled in 1870 by the Federal government and carpetbaggers....to create the county. Believe me...the county forefathers were hardly the type of men who would have wanted to honor Frederick Douglass at that time.

My article written in 2008 explains the entire story. You can access it here:

http://mymindisongeorgia.blogspot.com/2008/06...

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