The Atlanta neighborhood of Buckhead was named after a dead deer. African-American families in the early 20th century picked "Just Us" to call their new neighborhood south of downtown. The developer of Wieuca Road named it after his three daughters: Wilma, Eugenia, Catherine - Wi-eu-ca (pronounced WHY-yoo-cuh).
All summer long here on All Things Considered we’re telling stories about some of Atlanta’s most interesting names.
We’re calling it “What’s In A Name?”
Blandtown is a neighborhood in Northwest Atlanta. The freed slave who owned the property in the late 19th century was named Felix Bland.
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View of Buttermilk Bottom, an African-American neighborhood in Atlanta on Aug. 10, 1960.
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A view of Clairmont Road in North Decatur. The same roadway is called Clairemont Avenue inside Decatur city limits.
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