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East Point: Former Summer Resort


When an 1847 act called for the incorporation of the Atlanta and West Point Railroads, present-day East Point was chosen as the site of the eastern terminus.

Beginning with only 16 families in 1870, the city quickly grew to include churches, a school, steam-gin, sawmill and weekly newspaper, The Plow Boy, and received its first charter in 1887. Due to its mild climate and railroad access, East Point also became a popular summer resort.

East Point Historic Civic Block – made up of three historic buildings and one memorial park – is currently being preserved and redeveloped by the city.

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