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Atlanta’s first residences were the Archaic Indians who lived in this area as far back as 6000BC and were known as the Moundbuilders. These Moundbuilders may have been ancestors of the Creek Indians who established a village called, Standing Peachtree. The settlers started moving in so a Fort Peacetree was established. The Creek ceded the land in 1821 and the counties of Henry and Fayette were created. Trails created by the Native Americans started being utilized as main routes for settlers and commerce alike. In 1835 an Inn, store and postoffice was established by Charner Humphey. In 1837 a railroad line was approved, but where to put it became an issue due to right a way from local land owners, but by 1842 the issues was resolved to quick thinking and money, in 1842, the locomotive Florida made the first run to Marietta.
The town started to develop and buildings cropped up around the new depot. Yet, town was experiencing hard times since everything revolved around the railroad, but when 1844 when Jonathan Norcross arrived, he brought in new business, a sawmill and lumber yard.
For a short time Atlanta was named after former governor Wilson Lumpkin’s daughter Martha Atalanta Lumpkin “Marthasville.” But, in 1845 John E. Thomson, Chief Engineer of Georgia Railroad proposed Atlanta. Not soon after a doctor was established, newspaper and school. In 1847 the city was incorporated.
In 1865, the Civil War ravaged the south. Atlanta citizens were ordered to leave their homes because it was declared a military zone. The city was burned to the ground, leaving only shells of once grand southern homes and plantations. People returned finding not much that was left, and not soon after their return finding the war was lost in 1865. Yet, this didn’t detour them, they rebuilt their beloved homes and city, thus in 1868 Atlanta had become the capital of the state. Atlanta has risen from the ashes.
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