Gary L Doster


Gary DosterGary L. Doster, a native of Athens, Georgia, is the author of From Abbeville to Zebulon, Early Post Card Views of Georgia and A Post Card History of Athens, Georgia. He is also the author of six other Georgia history books. He is a certified wildlife biologist and has worked for the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study at the University of Georgia since 1965. Gary L. Doster has a lifelong interest in Georgia history and has ancestors from Oglethorpe County, Georgia, dating back to the 1790′s. He is married to the former Faye Ann Thomas of Oconee County, Georgia.


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Past Events


  • Thursday, October 18, 2012 – Tallahassee, Fl. – Tallahassee Historical Society meeting. 7 pm at Governor Martin House. For more info visit
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia OLLI class. Details TBA



  • Tuesday, September 27, 2011 – Lexington, GA – Monthly meeting of Historic Oglethorpe, Inc.  7:30 p.m. Downstairs in the County Commissioners’ Building on Main Street (next to the tag office).
  • Sunday, October 2, 2011 – Lexington, GA – Presentation at 4 p.m. at Oglethorpe County Library [ Hwy 78]. Caravan from library at 5 p.m. to Jewel family homesite and cemetery on Bull Bray Road to visit gravesite of Sallie Jewel and her family.
  • Thursday, October 6, 2011 – Watkinsville, GA – Monthly meeting of  the T.R.R. Cobb Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans,  7:30 p.m.,  Watkinsville Community Center, VFW Drive.
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2011 – Tallahassee, FL – Monthly meeting of Finley’s Brigade, Camp 1614, Sons of Confederate Veterans at Gold Corral Restaurant, 1630 N. Monroe Street at 6:30 pm.
  • Sunday, October 16, 2011 – Athens, GA – Quarterly meeting of the Athens Historical Society, 3:00 p.m., at Cook & Brother Armory [Chicopee Building owned by UGA]
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2011 – Athens, GA – UGA Bookstore, 3 p.m.  UGA Faculty & Staff Authors Reception sponsored by UGA Alumni Association and UGA Bookstore.