Dougherty County is named for Charles Dougherty, who was a lawyer from Athens, Georgia and a states rights advocate.
Created: December 15, 1853
Albany 1853 – present
County Courthouse – Albany
Location: 225 Pine Avenue / Hall Street
Built: 1966 – 1968
Architect: Harry A MacEwen and Edmond V Jones
Contractor: Davis Construction & Engineers, Inc.
Description: The building faces south and is a three story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The south front forms a “U” with a west and east two story wing with a courtyard between. The central front has five high narrow arches with a recessed entrance. Above the two story entrance, the third story is recessed with arched windows. The building also served as the City Hall until the Government Center was completed across the street in 1993. The building is the County Judicial Building.
Note: The previous courthouse was designed by T F Loockwood and constructed by W T Hadlow Company in 1904.
County Administration – Albany
Location: 240 Pine Avenue / Court Avenue
Built: 1998 – 1999
Description: The building faces north and is a three story buff colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The east end has large vertical pillars rising to the roof line. Behind the pillars are glass panels. The roof line is flat. The building is the Central Square Government Complex.
County Government Center – Albany
Location: 222 Pine Avenue / Court Avenue
Built: 1992 – 1993
Architect: David Maschhi & Associates and Yielding & Wakeford Associates of Albany
Contractor: Williams Construction Company of Columbus
Description: The building faces north and is a five story dark red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The north front has a projecting portico on the first story with pillars rising to support a curved roof. The center section projects from the main building and rises to the roof life. There are projecting east and west corner sections with porches on the first story. The building is the Central Square Government Center and houses the County and City of Albany offices.
E – Worth County
W – Calhoun County
County Government Center
Photos taken 2009 and 2018