The Golaghat Amateur Theatre Society (GATS), is one of the oldest theatre societies that was established in 1895 to uplift the dramatic and cultural activities in the state of Assam, particularly in Golaghat.
However this artificial ornamentation by scion of Ahom Royal House was short lived and in the year 1838 AD the whole area was resumed by the authorities of the East India Company and annexed to the British territory with the appointment of Col Aham White as the political agent on 16 September during the same year.
By a proclamation in 1839, the British took possession of Assam, and the area was divided into two districts of Lakhimpur and Sivasagar, where Doyang – Dhansiri valley was included under the newly formed Golaghat subdivision of Sibsagar (now Sivasagar) district in 1839.
Borgohain’s reaction to the charges were not immediately available.
although losing out to Guwahati at the final stage.
Golaghat has a number of heritage buildings and sites by the educationalist Dinanath Bezbarua, the Baptist Church founder by American missionaries in 1898, the Mission School set–up by British missionaries in 1919, Assam's first department store – Doss & Co., constructed in 1930, and incorporated under the Registrar of Companies (Ro C) – Shillong in the year 1955 Golaghat has played a significant role in the tea industry of Assam and there is a saying that one can’t make bad tea in the Golaghat belt.
The small tea growers’ movement was also started from Golaghat.
As per the latest statistics, Golaghat has the third highest number of small tea growers (STGs) and third highest number of bought leaf factories (BLFs) in Assam.
The name Golaghat ('Gola' which means shop and 'Ghat' meaning the landing point of river ferry or enclosure for boats) originated from the shops established by the 'Marwari' businessmen during the mid-20th century at the bank of river Dhansiri near present Golaghat.
The Doyang – Dhansiri valley came under the rule of Ahom's during the 16th century.
Prior to that, this part was ruled by the Kacharis known as Herombial.
The local government body, Golaghat Municipal Board (GMB), was established in 1920, and is one of the earliest civic bodies of the state of Assam formed before Indian Independence of 1947 that has been responsible for the civic infrastructure and administration of the city of Golaghat.