Barnard, Susan Kessler.
Title Buckhead, A Place for All Time: A History of the Community.
Publisher Atlanta History Center, (2009). (Revised) Second Edition.
Seller ID 225fdi
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), 316 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: Buckhead: A Place for All Time is a poignant look at a community and its people, enhanced by personal anecdotes, family histories, and photographs. The history begins with the Indians who lived along the Chattahoochee River at PEachtree Creek prior to the arrival of white settlers. During the War of 1812, Federal Soldiers appeared at the Creek Indian village of Standing Peachtree to build a fort and a boat yard. Following the cession of the Creek land to the federal government in 1821, settlers such as the Montgomerys, Howells, Paces, Cheshires, Moores, and Irbys came and established ferries, mills, farms, and taverns. By 1838, the community was known as Buck's Head. The Civil War disrupted Buckhead when it beame a battleground for Nothern and Southern soldiers. At war's end, more people arrived, making the area a residentail community, and a small commercial center. During this period, newly created black neighborhoods took root in Buckhead. In the early 1900s, wealthy families of Atlanta discovered Buckhead and began to build mansions on West Paces Ferry and Peachtree roads. As the population flourished, additional churches, schools and businesses were established...