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East Point in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

East Point

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 2, 2010
1. East Point Marker
Inscription.  East Point owes its origin to an 1847 Act incorporating the Atlanta & LaGrange RR (now Atlanta & West point). The charter stated its eastern terminus should be at a convenient point on the Macon & Western RR (now Central of Georgia) between “the City of Griffin and the Town of Atlanta.” This exact spot is marked by a bronze disk set in a short concrete post.

East Point’s charter, approved Aug. 10, 1887, established the limits of the town from this point ~ North ¾ m., South 5/8 mi., East and West ½ mi., forming a parallelogram 1 3/8 mi. long (N & S) and 1 mi. wide (E & W).
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-118.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 40.75′ N, 84° 26.4′ W. Marker is in East Point, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection
East Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 2, 2010
2. East Point Marker
The structure behind the marker is a walkover bridge, crossing the MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) tracks. Main Street is to the left, East Cleveland Avenue to the right.
of Main Street (U.S. 29) and East Cleveland Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30344, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Zion Methodist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Delta Air Lines (approx. 2 miles away); Historic Christ Church, Hapeville (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hapeville, Georgia (approx. 2.3 miles away); Kilpatrick’s Cavalry on the Newnan Stage Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fort McPherson (approx. 2.4 miles away); Confederate Entrenchments: 1864 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Historic Utoy Church (approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  East Point. The Wikipedia entry for East Point contains more information on the city. (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
East Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 2, 2010
3. East Point Marker
Looking north on Main Street (US 29) with East Cleveland Avenue to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 817 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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