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

New Prospect Campground

circa 1835

 
 
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By David Seibert, June 6, 2012
1. New Prospect Campground Marker
Inscription. The campground was located to the immediate west of the intersection of North Main and Cumming Streets. The location included several springs and its proximity to westward routes made the area a suitable overnight camp location for travelers. With the opening of Cherokee lands by the State of Georgia in the early 1830s, the site became known as New Prospect. The grounds included an arbor and were covered with tents until land could be obtained for homes. Later, a log building was constructed for a school and church. Circuit riders of the Methodist Church often led church services. The creation of Milton County in 1857 prompted the development of a new town to the south. Over time, the campground was discontinued and became part of Alpharetta.
 
Erected 2008 by City of Alpharetta. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Location. 34° 4.715′ N, 84° 17.676′ W. Marker is in Alpharetta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on North Main Street (Georgia Route 9) near Cumming Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 North Main Street, Alpharetta GA 30009, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norman House (within shouting distance of this marker);
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By David Seibert, June 6, 2012
2. New Prospect Campground Marker
Lewis-Manning House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alpharetta First United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); Manning Mercantile (approx. 0.2 miles away); J.J. Webb and Sons Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alpharetta Hotel Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); R.J. Webb Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Webb Guano House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alpharetta.
 
More about this marker. The marker is part of the Alpharetta “History Walk,” a walking tour of historic sites in the city.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
New Prospect Campground Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, June 6, 2012
3. New Prospect Campground Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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