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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Atlanta Named After Martha Lumpkin

Martha LumpkinMartha Lumpkin, daughter of Governor Lumpkin, was known to be a woman of noble character and rare accomplishments. She became
the wife of Mr. Compton and resided with him in the home of her childhood in Athens. As an old woman, she was serene and happy and
had an unshaken faith in the growth of Atlanta. Atlanta was first called Terminus because of the Georgia Railroad, then Marthasville, and finally Atlanta.

Martha LumpkinThis is old Lumpkin home in Athens, Georgia in 1901
taken by the Atlanta Journal. Source: The Atlanta Journal, 15 June 1901.

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