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

East Point

 
 
East Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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. A significant historical date for this entry is August 10, 1965.
 
Location. 33° 40.75′ N, 84° 26.4′ W. Marker is in East Point, Georgia, in Fulton County. It is in Jefferson Park. Marker is
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at the intersection 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. Lynching in America / The Lynching of Warren Powell (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); William A. Russell High School (approx. half a mile away); Lynching in America / The Lynching of Zeb Long (approx. 0.6 miles away); 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); Gilbert Memorial Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Point.
 
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.
Photographed 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.
East Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,009 times since then and 36 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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