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

Grant Park

 
 
Grant Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
1. Grant Park Marker
Inscription. Named for Col. Lemuel P. Grant (1817-1893), pioneer railroad builder and public-spirited citizen of Atlanta, who donated to the city 87.5 of this area for a park May 17, 1883. An additional 44 acres acquired by purchase from Col. Grant, increased it to 131.5 acres April 4, 1890.

Grant Park has the national distinction of being the location of one of the few extant cycloramas – the subject of which memorializes the major engagement fought by Confederate and Federal forces in the environs of the city – the Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864.
 
Erected 1983 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 060-107.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.165′ N, 84° 22.41′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherokee Avenue and Grant Park Entrance, on the right when traveling north on Cherokee Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is located at the entrance to Grant Park from Cherokee Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30319, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Line of Breastworks ( approx. 0.4 miles away);
Grant Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
2. Grant Park Marker
Fort Walker ( approx. half a mile away); Roosevelt High School ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Burial Ground of Congregation Ahavath Achim ( approx. 0.8 miles away); The Hanging of Andrews Raiders ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Rev. Dr. Henry Carr Hornady ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Martha Lumpkin Compton ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Oakland Cemetery ( approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
View of Cyclorama image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
3. View of Cyclorama
Located in Grant Park next to Zoo Atlanta.
One of the Cannons at the Grant Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Felch Dumas, August 11, 2008
4. One of the Cannons at the Grant Park Marker
Texas Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 7, 2008
5. Texas Locomotive
Located inside the Cyclorama. The Texas is famous for its reverse pursuit of the General in the Great Locomotive Chase.
<i>Scene in Grant Park, Showing Grant Monument, Atlanta, Ga.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
6. Scene in Grant Park, Showing Grant Monument, Atlanta, Ga.
<i>Rustic Arch, Waiting Gate, Grant Park, Atlanta, Ga.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1920
7. Rustic Arch, Waiting Gate, Grant Park, Atlanta, Ga.
<i>The Lake, Grant Park, Atlanta, Ga.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
8. The Lake, Grant Park, Atlanta, Ga.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,024 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Felch Dumas of Decatur, Georgia.   5. submitted on August 10, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   6, 7, 8. submitted on November 13, 2015. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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