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Old 10-19-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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There were some flour mills, but I think most of them were corn mills or sawmills, sometimes combined with a cotton gin.

I've wondered the same thing about all the "bridge" and "ferry" roads. Most of them are near the river, but others are not at all.

Cheshire Bridge
Holcomb Bridge
Jones Bridge
Medlock Bridge
State Bridge
Haynes Bridge
Brown's Bridge
Kimball Bridge

Bell's Ferry
Defoors Ferry
Paces Ferry
Powers Ferry
Johnson Ferry
Grogan Ferry
Island Ferry
Nesbit Ferry
McGinnis Ferry
Shallowford Road
What about the 'Mill' roads? I grew up near the intersection of Mason Mill and Houston Mill Rds. The old mill house was there until Emory tore it down in1975.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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What about Steve Reynolds Blvd. in Gwinnett? I tried looking up who Steve Reynolds was but couldn't ever find anything.

Also, I never understood why Sugarloaf "Parkway" in Gwinnett was never a uninterrupted (intersection/traffic light free) true parkway like Ronald Reagan Parkway.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:09 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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What about Steve Reynolds Blvd. in Gwinnett? I tried looking up who Steve Reynolds was but couldn't ever find anything.

Also, I never understood why Sugarloaf "Parkway" in Gwinnett was never a uninterrupted (intersection/traffic light free) true parkway like Ronald Reagan Parkway.
Steve Reynolds, a former state senator and Transportation Board chair whose name is on a major Gwinnett County road



Steve Reynolds, former lawmaker, DOT chairman, dies at 87 | AccessNorthGa
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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What about the 'Mill' roads? I grew up near the intersection of Mason Mill and Houston Mill Rds. The old mill house was there until Emory tore it down in1975.
Historic mills of the Atlanta area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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A lot of roads around Atlanta probably got their monikers when some real estate developer looked in "10,000 Cool Names for the Streets in Your New Subdivision."

I always thought it would be fun to make a cul-de-sac and name it something like "Olde Middlegate Town Close Crossing at the Links of Hopnidge Run Place."
Don't forget to toss in a 'Chase' and a 'Wyck' or even a 'Mews'


And why IS it we drive on a parkway and park in the driveway?
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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Don't forget to toss in a 'Chase' and a 'Wyck' or even a 'Mews'
Mews! How could I forget something that important?


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And why IS it we drive on a parkway and park in the driveway?
A brilliant question.

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Old 05-08-2015, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Another interesting quirk about the numbered east/west streets of Midtown: ever notice how it picks up at 3rd Street? There are no first and second streets in Midtown! I have been told the reason for this is that North Avenue was the northern border of Atlanta city limits for decades. When much of Midtown Atlanta came into the city limits they counted North Avenue as First Street, Ponce de Leon Avenue as Second Street and began the numbered streets with Third Street! By the way, the northern stretch of Boulevard did once have some very grand homes from the Victorian era (think similar to the Peters Mansion at Piedmont and Ponce de Leon) that were destroyed during the great Atlanta fire that devastated the eastern end of downtown in the early 1900's. If I remember correctly, they were destroyed to create a firebreak, not by the actual fire. Afterwards, the former owners never rebuilt, and the neighborhood rapidly declined. Peachtree Street in Midtown, along with Crescent Avenue, West Peachtree and even the northern end of Spring Street were also once the nucleus of a very elegant residential area of fine homes. Many scions of Atlanta built elegant mansions along these arteries (You can see a few remnants: Rose Mansion (vacant and derelict near Crawford Long Hospital (Emory Midtown), The Margaret Mitchell House, Wimbush House (Atlanta Women's Club), "The Castle" near the southern tip of the Woodruff Arts Center, and of course Rhodes Hall.
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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What about Steve Reynolds Blvd. in Gwinnett? I tried looking up who Steve Reynolds was but couldn't ever find anything.

Also, I never understood why Sugarloaf "Parkway" in Gwinnett was never a uninterrupted (intersection/traffic light free) true parkway like Ronald Reagan Parkway.
I never understood why anything would be named Ronald Reagan whatever!
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Old 05-09-2015, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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I never understood why anything would be named Ronald Reagan whatever!
To balance all the left turns on Jimmy Carter Blvd of course
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Old 05-09-2015, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I never understood why anything would be named Ronald Reagan whatever!
I could say the same for plenty of streets in Atlanta.
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