Local historians and trivia enthusiasts may recall that the city of Atlanta was once named Terminus, as it served as the end of the Western & Atlantic Railroad. The post used to mark the railroad's end, or the Zero Mile Post, originally sat what was once Forsyth and Magnolia Streets. It was moved to the Georgia Building Authority in 1842, where you can view it.
After a few false starts, Jim Hodgson of Scoutmob went in search of the Zero Mile Post and came out with a new appreciation of local history and culture. Where would Atlanta and its culture be today without that beginning? And does anyone know anything about the Magnolia Street mentioned on the historical marker?
· History Lesson: A Quest For Atlanta's Zero Mile Post [Scoutmob]
· Zero Mile Post Historical Marker [GeorgiaInfo]