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Fulton County Historical Markers

East Point


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: East Point
  • Location: Main St just N of Cleveland St by MARTA tracks, East Point

EAST POINT

East Point owes its origins 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 3/4 mi., South 5/8 mi., East and West 1/2 mi., forming a parallelogram 1 3/8 mi. long (N & S) and 1 mi. wide (E & W).

060-118 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1957