DCHS Tigers: Location

Wednesday, June 23
Douglas County High School Baseball Stadium

The Douglas County Tigers play their home games at Norton Field, located at the North Douglas Athletic Complex at 6246 Cedar Mountain Road, Douglasville, Ga. 30134.

 


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About Norton Field
For seven generations, the Norton family has lived in the north Douglas County area. For four of those generations, they lived on this and adjacent properties until it was sold to the Douglas County School system in 2002 for the purpose of building new educational and athletic facilities for the children of north Douglas County.

In the 1850s, the Norton family settled in the north Douglas area when the Reverend Miles D. Norton moved his family here from North Carolina. Miles was a Methodist circuit rider preacher and farmer with over 200 acres, and he was the officiating minister for many of the local weddings through the early 1900s. Many of these original settlers and their descendants are buried at nearby Sweetwater Baptist Church.

Miles Norton's great grandson, Guy, married Shirley Miller and together they raised their children Jenny and Tony on the site of the current complex. Guy was one of the first employees of the Douglas County Road department, where he personally worked to originally pave and to maintain many of the county roads from 1942 through his retirement in 1977. Guy and his brother Ed played baseball in the old West Georgia Baseball league during their youth.

Tony Norton later raised his family here and was an active member of the business and religious community as the owner of Tony Norton Construction and as a deacon at Sweetwater and Prays Mill Baptist churches. Tony and his wife Anne, both DCHS graduates, were active supporters of the Hunter Park youth sports programs and members of the DCHS Tiger Booster Club in the 1980s.

The Tiger baseball field is named to honor the rich heritage of the Norton family and their legacy of service to the community and their support to Douglas County High School for over five generations.

 



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