Doctortown, Georgia

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Doctortown is an extinct town in Wayne County, Georgia. The GNIS classifies it as a populated place.[1]

History[edit]

The first white settlement at Doctortown was made in 1827, at the site where a Native American village once stood.[2] A post office was established at Doctortown in 1857, and remained in operation until 1967.[3] The community was named for the fact a medicine man once had lived near the original town site.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Doctortown
  2. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 62. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  4. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 37.

Coordinates: 31°39′13″N 81°49′45″W / 31.65361°N 81.82917°W / 31.65361; -81.82917