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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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  • Pros:So much to see here!
  • Cons:Certian areas are still questionable! So be safe!
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Back for another visit to your page. So much to see & do here. We last visited in September, 2013, and really enjoyed it!

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Thanks Dee for the tour of Atlanta. Home of Coke Cola, it must be everywhere!

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Love the statues and am a sucker for Coka Cola.

    • Yaqui's Profile Photo
      Feb 7, 2013 at 7:19 PM

      Thank you for stoppiing Regina. It is a very charming city!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    Another interesting page. Love all the statues you saw here, and wouldn't mind going to the Coca Cola museum either!

    • Yaqui's Profile Photo
      Jan 20, 2013 at 7:36 AM

      Thanks for stopping by Dee. The museum is awesome!

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2012 at 4:56 AM

    Interesting variety of things to do here - I like Stone Mountain and the Underground area :-)

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2012 at 3:20 AM

    Enjoyed your Atlanta page. We always drive around Atlanta, on the way to Florida. Has lots of things to do here. Great tips on restaurants and hotel. Also thanks Dee for checking out my Aruba pages.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Nice look at Atlanta. I have a cousin who lives in a nearby town, and she took us the some of the places you feature here. I think we had lunch in the Norcross Train Depot -- so cute!

  • msbrandysue's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    Heading to Atlanta tomorrow so I had to browse your page. Thanks for the help! The tips were great :)

  • TheTravelSlut's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2011 at 7:44 AM

    As usual, GREAT tips and GREAT pics! Always a pleasure and education reading your tips. Thanks! Ann, TS :-)

  • moiraistyx's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    Very nice information on the Underground. I didn't have much free time the last time I was here, but I will make sure to get there when I come back to visit my inlaws.


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