Fred Aderhold, Jr.

Fred Aderhold, Jr., born in 1846 in the Chestnut Log district, served as sheriff from 1891 to 1892. During his term a new jail was built (by Manley Manufacturing Company of Dalton), which lasted until 1954.

Aderhold, who operated a saloon in Douglasville at the turn of the century while at the same time serving as deputy sheriff, died in 1920 and is buried in Douglasville with his wife, Mary Sue Edge.

Aderhold, whose father was a pioneer miller who settled here in the 1830s from North Carolina and operated Aderhold’s Mill near the Chattahoochee River, was the last Confederate veteran to serve as sheriff.