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Fulton County Historical Markers

State R.R. Survey


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: State R.R. Survey
  • Location: Ga 141 at Chattahoochee River, at Gwinnett County line

STATE R.R. SURVEY

July 4, 1837

Near here began the survey for the State R.R. (W&A), by Chief Engr. Stephen H. Long and Asst. Engr. Abbott H. Brisbane.

Trial lines were run to the Etowah River, 38 mi., N., to determine if a Chattahoochee River crossing here would conform to levels established between Hog Mt. to the South & the Allatoona Range near the Etowah.

Failing to find suitable grades, other trial lines not only fixed the crossing at Bolton, 25 mi. down stream, but placed Atlanta where it is.

060-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1952