Douglasville trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
The city of Douglasville is the county seat of Douglas County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 30,961. Douglasville is located approximately 20 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia and is included in the Atlanta Metro Area.Highway access can be obtained via five interchanges along Interstate 20.HistoryLocated at a natural rise in the topography, Douglasville was originally known as Skint Chestnut. The name derived from a large tree used by native Americans as a landmark, which was stripped of its bark so as to be more conspicuous.Douglasville was founded in 1874 as the railroad arrived into the area. That same year, Douglasville was designated county seat of the recently formed Douglas County. The community was named for Senator Stephen A. Douglas.An election was held on the first Saturday in March 1875, and a mayor, treasurer, records (secretary), and marshal were chosen.In 1916, the Reverend Atkinson of Douglasville was a key figure in the Arc Light Controversy in Atlanta.Natural disastersDouglasville, Georgia has experienced numerous natural disasters over the most recent decades. Being located in the Southeastern United States, the city experiences strong storms and tornadoes often because of its location in Dixie Alley. Its close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean also makes the area prone to hurricane outer bands or remnants.Tropical Storm Alberto was a strong tropical storm at landfall in northwest Florida and Southwest Georgia in early July 1994. Its remnants affected the metro Atlanta area with some damage.Plan trip to United States with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Douglasville
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Douglasville tours
Best things to do in Douglasville
Side trips from Douglasville
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Visit for: 8h
Six Flags Over Georgia
Visit for: 4h
Wild Animal Safari
Visit for: 3h
Amicalola Falls State Park
Visit for: 2h
Consolidated Gold Mine
Visit for: 2h
Little White House
Visit for: 1h 30min
Places to visit with Douglasville
Where to stay in Douglasville
Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Recently planned trips to Douglasville
7 days in Tokyo & Douglasville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Douglasville & Quincy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Douglasville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Douglasville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Douglasville & San Diego BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM DENMARK May, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, kids, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium