The History of Atlanta: 1782-1917

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In History
  • Standing Peachtree: first written record

    Standing Peachtree: first written record
  • Fort Peachtree was built

    Fort Peachtree was built
  • Removal of Creek and Cherokee began

    Removal of Creek and Cherokee began
  • ATL opened for European settlement

    ATL opened for European settlement
  • Hardy Ivy was first permanent settler

    Hardy Ivy was first permanent settler
  • Western and Atlantic Railroad built from Chattanooga to ATL

    Western and Atlantic Railroad built from Chattanooga to ATL
  • ATL named Terminus

    ATL named Terminus
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
  • ATL name changed to Marthasville

    ATL name changed to Marthasville
  • ATL became ATL

    ATL became ATL
  • Oakland Cemetery opened

    Oakland Cemetery opened
  • Civil War

    Civil War
  • Sherman destroyed ATL

    Sherman destroyed ATL
  • All 5 railroads back in operation

    All 5 railroads back in operation
  • ATL became the capital of GA

    ATL became the capital of GA
  • Atlanta Journal founded by Henry Grady

    Atlanta Journal founded by Henry Grady
  • Jacobs Pharmacy began selling Coca Cola

    Jacobs Pharmacy began selling Coca Cola
  • John S. Pemberton created Coca Cola

    John S. Pemberton created Coca Cola
  • ATL had 12 railroad lines

    ATL had 12 railroad lines
  • Coca Cola Company founded by Asa Candler

    Coca Cola Company founded by Asa Candler
  • Alonzo Herndon founded the Atlanta Life Insurance Co.

    Alonzo Herndon founded the Atlanta Life Insurance Co.
  • Atlanta Race Riot

    Atlanta Race Riot
  • ATL had 40 railroad lines

    ATL had 40 railroad lines
  • The Trial of Leo Frank

    The Trial of Leo Frank
  • Fire destroys the northeast section of ATL

    Fire destroys the northeast section of ATL
  • Candler Field opened as first Airport

    Candler Field opened as first Airport