Orig. pub. Atlanta 1934. Reprinted 1978. xvi, 912 pp., index, illus., maps. Item #29
One of the most complete Georgia county histories available, this volume has all the qualities necessary for historical research into the past of Fulton County and Atlanta. The author begins with the Cherokee and Creek civilizations in the background of the county's history and brings the story up to 1853, when Fulton County was formed from lands of DeKalb and Fayette counties. Later additions from Campbell, Gwinnett, and Milton brought the county to its present size. Later chapters deal with the birth and growth of Atlanta, Civil War and Reconstruction, commercial and industrial progress after the war, churches, newspapers, architecture, educational institutions, music and the arts, sports, and social and civic organizations and their leaders.