Dunwoody, Georgia (Images of America Series)

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The name Dunwoody developed from a spelling error. Soon after the Civil War ended, Maj. Charles Dunwody left nearby Roswell to settle in a new community and decided to start a post office. The post office added one "o" to his name, and from that moment, the area was known as Dunwoody. Beginning as a humble farming community, Dunwoody grew into a popular suburb of Atlanta. Careful growth control, under the supervision of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association, kept Dunwoody from becoming too developed. The Dunwoody ...

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The name Dunwoody developed from a spelling error. Soon after the Civil War ended, Maj. Charles Dunwody left nearby Roswell to settle in a new community and decided to start a post office. The post office added one "o" to his name, and from that moment, the area was known as Dunwoody. Beginning as a humble farming community, Dunwoody grew into a popular suburb of Atlanta. Careful growth control, under the supervision of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association, kept Dunwoody from becoming too developed. The Dunwoody Preservation Trust works to identify and save Dunwoody's historical landmarks. The Dunwoody Farmhouse, located at the central crossroads of the community, is one of the trust's success stories and is enjoyed by many.

Dunwoody Crier newspaper columnist Valerie Mathis Biggerstaff has compiled photographs and memories in Images of America: Dunwoody. A few people still remember Dunwoody before the sprawl of Atlanta, and some recall the stories told by their parents and grandparents. This pictorial history tells the stories behind the historic homes, street names, schools, and churches of Dunwoody.

The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738585802
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 1,367,025
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Dunwoody Crier newspaper columnist Valerie Biggerstaff has compiled photographs and memories in Images of America: Dunwoody. A few people still remember Dunwoody before the sprawl of Atlanta and some recall the stories told by their parents and grandparents. This pictorial history tells the stories behind the historic homes, street names, schools, and churches of Dunwoody.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Cherokee Trails and Early Settlers 9

2 1900s Homes and People 31

3 The Roswell Railroad 59

4 Schools 65

5 Wartime in Dunwoody 87

6 Churches 97

7 Business and Community 117

Bibliography 127

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