Moving Companies near Duluth Ga
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Once part of the range of the Cherokee Indians, areas around Duluth Georgia were forested in the early 1800’s when these parts become better explored. Old Peachtree Road was an Indian trail in the Duluth area, probably used by the early natives to commute from southern Chattahoochie lands to cooler Georgia mountain climates in the midst of our hot summers. In the early 1800’s while better explored, Duluth and areas along the trail remained wild until the railroad arrived, even though settlers created a more established road along the Indian trail to link Fort Daniels and Fort Peachtree with other forts especially during the War of 1812, when most notably the English burned the White House in Washington DC.
Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, (Daniel Greysolon Duluth) who most wrongly attribute to the naming of the city, was actually dead by now, he was a French explorer and military officer who lived from 1636 to 1710. Du Luth was known for forming agreements and treaties, most notably between the Sioux Nation and the northern Ojibwe tribes. Most lazy authors on the internet use the term Saulters for the Ojibwe, because the wikipedia author did so. But we will be more specific, and further explain that ‘Saulters’ was a European term for Minnesota and Canadian Native Americans. Sault Ste. Marie in Canada is named for them and this nomenclature is an offshoot name of north American native tribes. We mention this because this history is frequently cited without attribution as a wholesale lazy plagiarism of a Wikipedia entry.
So, to tell the truth about the name, Duluth was named in honor of Duluth Minnesota by a clever Evan Howell who was excited to gain United States government approvals and funding for a railroad to Duluth Minn. Howell hoped to see great profit from a city and his lands that developed an industrial and commercial base that would produce wealth and prosperity for his growing Georgia enterprises. With the continuing development of steam power and the advent of electricity, the mill power that Howell used for mills became less important and Duluth was just a sleepy stop on the way to the railroad hub of Atlanta.
Evan Howell settled in the Duluth area sometime in the first generation of the 19th century, building a mill on the Chattahoochee river. With no electricity, any type of mill generally required a river for hydro power. Notably a cotton gin was built sometime around 1815 by Evan Howell, grandfather of Evan P Howell (mayor of Atlanta). Howell knew that roads were required to develop his vision of a growing and thriving settlement. Around 1818 when Gwinnett County was incorporated by the state legislature of Georgia Howell worked with the state and county to acquire the rights to build a road from the river to the Old Peachtree trail.
Some confusion may exist about Evan Howell who built the first mill near Duluth and the Evan Howell who was on hand in 1871 when Duluth Georgia was incorporated, but they must have been father and son, rather than one person spanning these two events some 56 years apart. The elder Howell called his community Howell’s Crossing in those days. In 1871 finally, the railroad came through and the town was renamed Duluth.