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The name Dunwoody developed from a spelling error. Soon after the Civil War ended, Maj. Charles Dunwody left nearby Roswell to settle in a new community and decided to start a post office. The post office added one "o" to his name, and from that moment, the area was known as Dunwoody. Beginning as a humble farming community, Dunwoody grew into a popular suburb of Atlanta. Careful growth control, under the supervision of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association, kept Dunwoody from becoming too developed. The Dunwoody Preservation Trust works to identify and save Dunwoody's historical landmarks. The Dunwoody Farmhouse, located at the central crossroads of the community, is one of the trust's success stories and is enjoyed by many.
ISBN: 9780738585802
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Dunwoody Crier newspaper columnist Valerie Biggerstaff has compiled photographs and memories in Images of America: Dunwoody. A few people still remember Dunwoody before the sprawl of Atlanta and some recall the stories told by their parents and grandparents. This pictorial history tells the stories behind the historic homes, street names, schools, and churches of Dunwoody.