From DR. BOLI’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MISINFORMATION.

Peachtree Street in 1907, looking toward the intersection with Peachtree Street.

Atlanta. In antebellum Atlanta, every street was named Peachtree Street, giving the plan of the city a pleasing uniformity. The addition of several streets not named Peachtree, imposed on the city by the occupying forces after the Civil War, is still a sore point among old-timers.

Published in: on September 14, 2010 at 7:32 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. My family continues to feel slighted after all these years.

  2. I live in Atlanta. There are 85 streets here named Peachtree something or other. I never knew the real reason until now!


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