Summer Series: 'What's In A Name?'

Jun 25, 2018

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?”

We invite you to submit your ideas here, or join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook. We will try to research it for you and post its story on our website or even announce it on the radio.


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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     Buttermilk Bottom

View of Buttermilk Bottom, an African-American neighborhood in Atlanta on Aug. 10, 1960.
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Clairemont Avenue vs. Clairmont Road

A view of Clairmont Road in North Decatur. The same roadway is called Clairemont Avenue inside Decatur city limits.
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