Ernest W. Barrett Parkway in northwest metro Atlanta is in Cobb County, Georgia. Ernest W. Barrett was the first chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners in the 1960s.
Barrett Parkway Previously
Previously Roberts Road, renamed during the 1980s, leading to increased land development along with the construction of I-575 in 1980. Marietta’s West Cobb Parkway was renamed to Barrett Parkway in the 1990s, and Barrett Parkway is now lined with shopping and restaurants.
Running now roughly from Marietta to Kennesaw, Barrett Parkway is under local control (with exception to the state route portion) and was built with county funds. With the east-west Connector and Cumberland Parkway, Barrett Parkway serves as a western by-pass of Marietta and connects Cumberland Mall and Town Center at Cobb.
At the center of the city, above a Marta station by the same name is the intersection called Five Points. We should call that Big Five Points, because Little Five Points is miles to the east of Big Five Points.
Little Five Points is a section of Moreland Avenue north of I-20 where it crosses McLendon Avenue and Euclid Avenue. It is just south of Freedom Parkway, and north of the railroad tracks and the large new shopping center with Best Buy, Target and the Kroger. The Inman Park Marta station is less than a two mile walk from Little Five Points. Little Five points is home of one of the best hamburgers in Atlanta and some pretty good pizza. L5P is neighbors with Inman Park, Candler Park, Edgewood and Poncey Highlands. Moreland Avenue at Little Five Points is the border of Fulton County Georgia and Dekalb County.
Theaters and Entertainment. Check out the 7 Stages Theatre which features live shows with contemporary content. Dad’s Garage Theatre is more comedy oriented and takes itself a little less seriously. Go to their web-site and you can see they are a little bit touched. The Horizon Theatre mixes it up with everything from Broadway musicals to comedy.
Mark the Mover at 404-351-0018 owns 20,000 square feet of secure storage. Eight miles from the Galleria, we can pickup and deliver exhibits to the Galleria at pre arranged times. Our shipping and receiving department has four semi level bay doors to ship and receive ltl (less-than-truckload) freight.
We recommend crating exhibits with reusable crates for safe handling. We offer valuation coverage for handling and storage. We will help move the exhibit into place and remove the crating until the show is over when we can help re-crate the exhibit for shipment to the next exhibit location.
We can also provide short term storage to help insure that exhibits are available when needed, and properly prepared to send to the next city.
Vinings is a census designation and not an incorporated village. West of the West Paces Ferry section of Buckhead, A part of Cobb County, early names for Vinings include Crossroads and Paces. In the 1840’s the State of Georgia commissioned a railroad from Atlanta to Chattanooga which crossed the river in Vinings, with a bridge built by William H. Vining. Since replaced, the bridge was a contrast to Pace’s Ferry, which ferried horse and carriage across the Chattahoochie River. CSX now uses the railway constructed by lease agreement with the state.
Cobb Galleria Movers – Mark the Mover helps exhibitors at Cobb Galleria Exhibition center with moving, packing, crating, climate controlled storage and moving labor. Smart companies spare their valuable sales and marketing staff the time and possible injuries for moving exhibits in and out of the Cobb Galleria Exhibition Center. Out of state exhibitors can ship their exhibits to Mark the Mover and we will store them until setup time, deliver them to the Cobb Galleria Exhibition Center, move them into place and help with setup, and return at the end of the show to remove the exhibit, transport it back to the Mark the Mover international shipping facilities where we can crate the exhibit and ship it to the next show or store it in our climate controlled facility.
Cobb Galleria Movers
Mark the Mover Moving Co. at (404) 351-0018 is just south of Vinings, The Cobb Galleria and has been serving the area for more the 30 years.
Vinings Georgia – Vinings is a section in the Northwest quadrant of inside the perimeter bordering Atlanta Georgia. Vinings is census-designated and unincorporated town in Cobb County, Georgia. Bordering the Chattahoochee River west of Atlanta, Vinings had a total population of 9,677 and also borders Smyrna Georgia to the east. The U.S. Postal Service uses “Atlanta” for all Vinings addresses (ZIP code 30339), and “Vinings” is not suitable for addressing the mail.
Vinings has been known in the past as Crossroads and Paces, (after Hardy Pace around 1830). Vinings was named for Wlliam H. Vining as he worked on the railroad construction of “Vinings Bridge” laying tracks in the area. The United States Army occupied the area during Sherman’s Campaign of the American Civil War in 1864 on his March to the Sea.
Blandtown of Atlanta, Georgia is located along either side of Huff Road from Howell Mill Road west to Marietta Blvd. Named for Felix Bland, born a slave, he was willed land by his former owner, their relationship spanning presumably antebellum time as well as after the great war of northern aggression. The land was later subdivided by a developer, and still later the railroad was built south of Blandtown between Huff and West Marietta St. Several employers located nearby including a mill, fertilizer factory and stockyards. The close-knit, mostly black community supported four churches, a public health clinic, schools and more.
One of the first black settlements around Atlanta after the Civil War, in 1928 a fire swept through the area that left 75 people homeless and burned down churches and other small businesses (the same week as the St. Francis Dam disaster in California, March 12, 1928). By 1956 the city rezoned Blandtown to heavy industrial, and to this day the community adjoins the Ellsworth Industrial Blvd district, between these two areas are many businesses including restaurants, clothing, furniture, a Volvo salvage yard and sundry retailers. Blandtown also includes a stub of Ashby Street retaining its original name, as well as English and Culpepper Streets. Since 2000 several mixed use buildings have arisen and the area is a very cool place to live, with high end restaurants like Taco del Sol. Just north of the district on Marietta Blvd. is Atlanta’s favorite moving company, Mark the Mover, also nearby are La Cantina Nueva Laredo, Bone Garden Cantina, Hankook Taqueria, McDonald’s, Krystal, Burger King, Pappy Red’s BBQ and the Olympic Flame Diner. Also nearby are the King Plow Arts Center and an in-town Walmart.
Mark the Mover has moved residents of the Virginia Highland community for 30 years. Our professional movers also do packing, loading and unloading. Our 20,000 square foot storage warehouse is just the other side of the connector from Piedmont Park, just north of Georgia Tech. Purchase packing supplies at the Atlanta Box Company and picked up on Carroll Drive. Just take Collier to Howell Mill, to Chattahoochee Industrial, go down to Carroll Drive and take a left and we are three blocks up on the left just across Marietta Blvd.
Virginia Highlands is a neighborhood of around 25,000 people and is one of metro Atlanta’s most interesting mix of young families and diverse people. In the early 20th century Virginia Highland blossomed as a streetcar suburb. Named after the intersection of Virginia Avenue to the west and North Highland Avenue to the north and south. Neighboring Morningside to the north, on the east by the Atlanta city limit/Briarcliff Road and the Druid Hills neighborhood, on the south by Ponce de Leon Avenue and the Poncey-Highland neighborhood, and on the west by the BeltLine and Piedmont Park (Midtown). Sometimes called VaHi in the New York style of naming neighborhoods like SoHo and TriBeCa, VaHi has restaurants, bars, and shops, and hosts its own Summerfest in June of each year.
Tourist attractions near Virginia Highlands include Zoo Atlanta and the Fernbank Museum with the Omnimax theater. Virginia Highland, Virginia Ave, Highland Avenue. From Ponce De Leon headed north on Highland Avenue you will reach Virginia Avenue. Morningside is to your north and Piedmont Park and Monroe Drive are to your left on Virginia Ave. Little Five Points is South of this district, on Moreland Avenue. Anchored by the Vortex and just down from the shopping center with Best Buy this popular corner is often put in, especially for people coming from I20, as part of VaHi.
Vahi – A short name for Virginia Highland. Sometimes called Virginia-highlands, there actually is no ‘s’ on the end. It is named for Virginia Avenue and North Highland Ave, that is Highland Avenue north of Ponce De Leon. Vahi is an appellation similar to SoHo in New York, that means South of Houston. Simply quicker to say, but just not as catchy to say, still VaHi is easier to type than Virginia – Highland. The VaHi area hosts many bars and restaurants, on the residential side while there are a large number of very nice single family homes, there are some apartment blocks and many subdivided apartment homes. The average age and marital status in the area is mixed but contains a large number of younger and less attached humans. Single family homes being more the target of Mark the Mover and our uncompromising approach to quality and service, families living, relocating and remodeling in the VaHi neighborhood have used Mark the Mover Moving Co. Moving and Storage services and our moving crews for more than 30 years. Our 20,000 square foot climate controlled storage facility is across the connector from Virginia Highland, we are slightly north of Georgia Tech in the West Midtown area of Collier Road and Howell Mill, near the Atlanta community of Berkeley Park.
Sometimes considered part of Underwood Hills, Berkeley Park was established in 1921.
In 1996, Berkeley Park was again recognized by the City of Atlanta as an official neighborhood. Berkeley Park is bounded by I-75 to the northeast, Northside Drive on the east, Howell Mill Road to the west and extends south to 17th Street. Home Park is south of Berkeley Park, Atlantic Station is east on the south edge of Berkeley Park, Blandtown is west on the south edge of Berkeley Park and Underwood Hills is northwest of Berkeley Park. Berkeley Park has a website located at www.berkeleypark.org Berkeley Park is home to Octane Coffee (with free wi-fi) at Howell Mill and Marietta Street, and moving north on Howell Mill Berkeley Park contains a Taqueria del Sol, a Figo and upon reaching I-75 Berkeley Park contains a Walmart with rare covered parking, a real luxury in the hot summer sun.
Although we are still looking for the roots of the name Berkeley Park, we do know that residents first constructed homes out of lumber reclaimed from the barracks of the Confederate prison, Camp Oglethorpe. Much of the area was covered by a farm owned by Jesse Wood. Mr. Wood was survived by children, one being Elias Hinton Wood who inherited the land that is currently Berkeley Park. Elias was pastor at Peachtree Road Methodist Church in the early 1900s. He developed the area, naming streets after Wood’s family members and friends. Tallulah was his wife, Leona the oldest daughter, Verna his niece, and the Holmes and the Antones were fellow Methodist ministers and friends of the family. On the south end of Berkeley Park bordering Blandtown were cow pastures and stockyards near the railroad spurs that stretched from Mitchell Street near Five Points to Powder Springs and hence from Savannah to Memphis, bordered on the north by what is now Huff Road. The Atlanta Water Works at 14th and Hemphill were constructed in the 1890’s, and the reservoir was a neighborhood picnic spot for decades. In the 1920’s Eretus Rivers continued development along the Howell Mill corridor from Chattahoochee Street to Collier Road, roughly 1/2 mile north and south of I-75 today. By the roaring 20’s, Berkeley Park residents could ride the Collier Road streetcar to Peachtree Road streetcar lines to commute to Atlanta downtown for work.
As for the name Berkeley, we do know that John and William Berkeley were co-owners of the Province of Carolina, appointed early in the 17th century by King Charles I of England as Lords Proprieters. Eight generations later, the vast region became part of the Charleston District in 1769. John and William Berkeley were assigned by the king with the task of farming, mining and trapping, for their own enrichment and to pay homage in taxes to the homeland, England. “Few battlefields of the war have been strewn so thickly with dead and wounded as they lay that evening around Collier’s Mill.” (Union Major Gen. J.D. Cox.) Civil War Plaque, Howell Mill Rd, approx 1400′ south of I-75 on Howell Mill Road. A Kroger Shopping Plaza, the Plaque can be seen between Ace Hardware and Arby’s in the front lawn of Arby’s. Thinking that this is the outer defense line marker, going to do some research.
Outer Defensive Line News of Federal crossings of the Chattahooce July 17,1864 prompted the building of a defense line N & E of Atlanta, by the forces of Gen. Hood, C.S.A., who assumed command July 18. The E. – W. line crossed Howell Mill Rd. here. Gen. A.P. Stewart’s A.C. (C) occupied thi sector; French’s div. W. (army left flank, Casey’s Hill); Walthall’s, at center; Loring’s, to the eastward. July 20. After line adjustment, Walthall’s div., astride Howell Mill Rd., moved N. (about 4 p.m.) to attack the Federal 20th A.C.; Reynold’s brigade was W. of the rd., O’Neal’s E. of it. Loring’s div (E. of O’Neal) also attacked. French’s div. (C) was held in reserve, facing the 14th A.C. (F). (GHM 060-50 White St at Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta)
Morningside is the community in Atlanta Georgia north of Virginia Highland and east of midtown. Morningside is also adjacent to communities like Druid Hills, Lennox Park and Ansley Park. Morningside is quieter than Virginia Highland or Little Five Points, it is almost entirely residential and off the main arteries that lead to the larger traffic flows of Freedom Parkway or Monroe Drive and the I-85 north south conduit. Morningside is nearby to Emory University and hospital, Buckhead, Ansley Park golf course and Piedmont Park with the Atlanta botanical gardens.
Where it’s at
Morningside is an Atlanta neighborhood north of Virginia Highland, east of Monroe and Piedmont Park and west of Decatur Georgia, south of Druid Hills around Morningside drive.
Ansley Park, Easton
Easton Georgia was the name of a small community that now is the Morningside Lennox Community. Also not far from Ansley Mall, Easton was a farming community and the creeks in the Morningside area were used by farmers for power for their mills. In the days before electricity, the water travelling downstream was gathered in a flue that turned a waterwheel that powered a mill. Mills were used to saw wood, grind grain and for cotton gins. Easton Georgia become a stop on the railroad line running from Toccoa to Atlanta in 1876, in those days Plaster Bridge Road, later renamed Piedmont was unpaved.
The population of Easton Georgia was less than one hundred people until around 1890. The earliest development around the area was in the Ansley Park and Virginia Highland communities. Virginia Highland is thought to be one of Atlanta’s earliest commuter suburbs, trolleys ran from Atlanta to the suburban area east of Boulevard. James R. Smith and M.S. Rankin build eight homes in Morningside Park in 1923, they advertised their new suburban development that also allowed streetcar commuting as a new type of suburb.
Household relocation in the Morningside community has been a staple of business at Mark the Mover Atlanta movers where we have build a solid three decade reputation for doing a good job. Mark the Mover has gotten a sort of following because we refuse to engage in the quality cutting that some competitors follow to offer prices in line with illegal and under-insured moving companies. We are a full service moving and storage company dedicated to providing the best quality moving at a middle of the pack price.
Our loyal customer base appreciates getting a consistent product year after year. Our customers wouldn’t want it any other way. We have seen our Morningside moving customers change their moving schedule to relocate on the day our moving crew is available. That might sound crazy, but it is true.
That is not to say that there are not other moving companies that do a good job for Morningside movers, there are. If we cannot move you on the day you need to relocate, we kind of know what some other movers are doing, and we can try to recommend a couple of alternatives. But if you call early you can make sure to have Mark the Mover. If you can’t finalize your schedule early enough, we understand and will try to help.