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Uncovering the History of Atlanta in 1864: A Photo and Map Analysis

Take a look back in time to see what Atlanta looked like in 1864. We've done some research and included a photo, Google Street View, and a map of the area to get a better understanding of the history of the city.
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This old photo shows Atlanta in 1864 after General Sherman occupied the city and began his deadly March to the Sea. The photo was taken at what was Whitehall St., now Peachtree St., around where it currently intersects Alabama St. Off in the distance, you’ll notice some railroad tracks.

Click on the image for some beautiful details.

Atlanta, Georgia in 1864 – Whitehall St. (now Peachtree) near the railroad crossing

Source: Library of Congress

We also did some research here and here, to dig up a little backstory on this photo.

According to our research, this is approximately the same view today on Google Street View.

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And here is the map of the area.

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