Druid Hill

is a geographic feature located in DeKalb County GA , District 18, Land Lot 112, parcel 017
on the eastern edge of Atlanta, near Decatur.
It is the historic site of The Battle of Druid Hill,
the location of The Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom,
the homestead of John Clark Ashton Cornelius Farmer,
and the site of The Commuter Gallery.

On March 28, 2017, Proposal #9150 was filed with The U.S. Board on Geographic Names
to formally register "Druid Hill" with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
officially putting Druid Hill on the map.
This proposal requires the support of citizens.

To support Proposal #9150

Send an email

TO: jrunyon@usgs.gov

CC: jrader@dekalbcountyga.gov

SUBJECT: I Support Proposal #9150 "Druid Hill"

BODY: I support Proposal #9150 "Druid Hill"

I am familiar with the location and believe this is an appropriate name.

SIGNED: your name, current address, phone number, email address






Druid Hill is the site of The Battle of Druid Hill



Druid Hill is the site of The Mechanical Riverfront Kingdom






Druid Hill is home to the Commuter Gallery (estb.1989)



Druid Hill holds hundreds of symbolic objects.



The Battle of Druid Hill (2014) video by Clark Ashton






Druid Hill and surounding elevations (2017)


DeKalb County GA District 18, Land Lot 112


Topographic map (Druid Hill shaded red)


Official Map of DeKalb County GA (1915)

Druid Hill is overlaid in red on what was then the farm of Elizebeth Smith

note: There is no N. Druid Hills Rd., and Clairmont Rd. was then Shallowford Rd. (previously the Shallow Ford Indian Trail)


U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Soils (1914)

Druid Hill is overlaid in red

Druid Hill is a geologic promontory characterized by a Cecil clay loam soil,

surrounded by patches of Hilly phase, Cecil gravely loam, and Cecil sandy loam.

It is positioned at a longitude of -84.303139 and latitude of 33.812691

rising from present day N. Druid Hills Rd.(elevation 973') to an altitude of 997' .