Proposal

#9150

"Druid Hill"

On March 28, 2017 Proposal #9150 was filed by Clark Ashton Farmer 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

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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.

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NOTE #1: There is opposition to Proposal #9150 by The Druid Hills Civic Association(DHCA)

NOTE #2: A response addressing this opposition has been submitted. (see below)

MRK response to DHCA opposition to Proposal #9150

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.

Druid Hill 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.

   

 

 

 

 

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

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' .