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East Point, Georgia, USA - Howard L. Carmichael & Sons Funeral Home Established 1905

Established as the eastern terminus for the Atlanta and West Point Railroad (completed 1853), it was an important defense post for the South during the American Civil War and was the site of forts and ammunition depots. Now industrialized, its manufactures include textiles, fertilizer, and metal products. Atlanta Christian College was opened there in 1937. Inc. 1887.

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Howard L. Carmichael & Sons
Funeral Home
Established 1905
East Point, Georgia, USA

Howard L. Carmichael & Sons
Funeral Home
Established 1905

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The city of East Point started with a citizenry of only 16 families in 1870, but grew quickly after it became an inviting place for industry to develop.
By 1880 the town of East Point had two churches, a common school, a steam-gin, a sawmill, a post office (actually founded in 1851), a telegraph office and its own newspaper weekly, The Plow Boy.
East Point ranked as a grain and cotton-growing center, and with its pleasant climate and proximity to the railway, had also become a popular summer resort.
In 1884 the first telephone rang in East Point.
In 1887, the city of East Point received its first charter.
1895 - East Point
East Point, an incorporated post-village of Fulton co., Ga., 6 miles by rail S. of Atlanta. It has 3 churches, a public school, and large manufacturing interests. Pop. in 1890, 738.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Eastpoint, a post-town of Fulton co., Ga., 6 miles S. of Atlanta, on the Central of Georgia and other railroads. It has oil-mills and manufactures of fertilizers, crates, hay- presses, etc. Pop. in 1900, 1315. The banking point is Atlanta.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
2023 - Whether you're a local looking for new adventures or a visitor exploring the area, here's a list of places to go and things to do in East Point:
Downtown East Point:

Start your exploration in the heart of East Point's historic downtown. This area boasts a charming mix of shops, restaurants, and entertainment.

East Point Historical Society & Museum:

Learn about the city's rich history by visiting the East Point Historical Society & Museum. It offers a glimpse into the past, showcasing artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of East Point.

Historic Sites:

East Point is home to several historic sites, including the Dick Lane Velodrome, which was used during the 1996 Olympic Games. Take a stroll and explore these unique landmarks.

Head to the Park:

Sykes Park is a lovely green space perfect for picnics, frisbee, and relaxation. You can also check out the many events that are often hosted here.

East Point Farmers Market:

If you're visiting on a Saturday, be sure to swing by the East Point Farmers Market. It's a great place to find fresh produce, local crafts, and artisanal goods.

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