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Smyrna in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

United Distributors

 
 
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By David Seibert, December 19, 2015
1. United Distributors Marker
Inscription. Founded in Atlanta in 1940, United Distributors exemplifies the entrepreneurialism that characterized Georgia business during the twentieth century. With the repeal of prohibition in 1933, the Twenty-first Amendment delegated to each state the right to establish its own laws and regulations regarding alcohol sales, distribution, and consumption. As a result, a new industry was born, creating economic opportunities for cousins Max Kahn, Jennings Hertz, and Edgar Kugelman, who in 1940 formed their initial business partnership through Fulton Distributors, which became United Distributors in 1952. The company performed warehousing, distribution, and sales and marketing services for alcohol producers, relieving them of those expenses while adding value through deep personal relationships in local communities. Responding to market demands, United Distributors continued to expand, becoming the largest beverage alcohol distributor in both Georgia and Alabama.
 
Erected 2015 by The Georgia Historical Society and United Distributors. (Marker Number 33-2.)
 
Location. 33° 50.433′ N, 84° 31.45′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on United Drive SE 0.1 miles north of East-West Connector, on the
United Distributors Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 19, 2015
2. United Distributors Marker
Looking north from the building entrance
right when traveling south. Touch for map. United Drive SE circles the United Distributors building. The marker is near the front entrance on the north side. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5500 United Drive SE, Smyrna GA 30082, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Alexander Eaton House: Hood’s H'dq'rs. (approx. 1.3 miles away); Shoupade Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Shoupade (approx. 1.9 miles away); Artillery Redan (approx. 1.9 miles away); Second Shoupade (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hood's Corps at Battle of Ruff's Mill (approx. 2 miles away); Battle of Ruff's Mill (approx. 2.1 miles away); Georgia Militia on Turner's Ferry Road (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smyrna.
 
Regarding United Distributors. The marker is part of the Georgia Historical Society's Business History Initiative.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
United Distributors Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, December 19, 2015
3. United Distributors Marker
Looking south with the United Distributors building in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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