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

Delta Air Lines

 
 
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By Kimberly Pilger, September 14, 2015
1. Delta Air Lines Marker
Inscription. Delta Air Lines began in 1924 as a crop dusting company, based first in Macon, Georgia, and then Monroe, Louisiana. C.E. Woolman led a group of investors in buying the company in 1928 and renamed it Delta Air Service. Passenger service began between Dallas, Texas, and Jackson, Mississippi, on June 17, 1929. A year later, Delta expanded passenger service east to Atlanta and west to Fort Worth. In 1941, Delta moved its corporate headquarters to Atlanta. Under Woolman and successive leaders, the company grew through a series of mergers that expanded routes across the U.S. and around the world. As one of Georgia’s most famous corporate residents, Delta played a crucial role in Atlanta’s rise as an international city and commercial hub
 
Erected 2014 by The Georgia Historical Society and Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Marker Number 60-10.)
 
Location. 33° 39.3′ N, 84° 25.2′ W. Marker is in Hapeville, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Woolman Place 0.1 miles south of South Outer Loop Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker stands at the entrance to several parking lots, including one used for the Delta Heritage Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Delta Air Lines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kimberly Pilger, September 14, 2015
2. Delta Air Lines Marker
8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Christ Church, Hapeville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hapeville, Georgia (approx. ¾ mile away); Mt. Zion Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Rough and Ready Tavern (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jonesboro Threatened (approx. 1.8 miles away); Rough and Ready (approx. 1.8 miles away); Transfer Point (approx. 1.8 miles away); East Point (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hapeville.
 
Regarding Delta Air Lines. The marker is part of the Georgia Historical Society's Business History Initiative, a program which installs historical markers to recognize iconic companies in Georgia.
 
Also see . . .  The Spirit of Delta B-767. (Submitted on October 14, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceIndustry & Commerce
 
Delta Air Lines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kimberly Pilger, September 14, 2015
3. Delta Air Lines Marker
In the background is "The Spirit of Delta," a Boeing 767-200. In 1982, when Delta was facing financial problems, employees and retirees banded together to purchase this plane, 767 Number 102, for $30,000,000 and present it to the company. When the plane was retired from active service in 2006, after a farewell tour it was moved to the Delta Heritage Museum. It has now been moved inside the museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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