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Cabbagetown, Cemetery & Beltline Before the AOC Social
|Event Type:||Urban Hike|
|Event Location:||415 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Oct 23 2016 3:00 pm >> Sun, Oct 23 2016 4:45 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, Oct 14 2016 7:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Oct 23 2016 1:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Hours 45 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||30|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||29 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
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Come join us for this Sunday afternoon for a scenic urban hike starting at the Oakland Cemetery.
We will start our hike at the entrance to Oakland Cemetery on Memorial Drive. You can conveniently park across the street at Tin Lizzy's where our AOC Social will be held starting at 5pm. Please be sure to sign up for both events.
We will hike through parts of Oakland Cemetery and visit some famous tombstones. We will proceed down Memorial Drive beside the cemetery and wind our way through the streets of Cabbagetown, through the Krog Street Bridge tunnel. We may stop for water or bathroom break as we pass by the Krog Street Market. We will turn onto the Eastside Beltline Trail which runs 2 miles to Piedmont Park passing by Ponce City Market. We will turn back approximately 45-50 mins into our hike and head back to Tin Lizzy's, our roundtrip will be roughly 5 miles.
Atlanta's east side, Cabbagetown is one of several neighborhoods in the city with a rich history. Adjacent to Atlanta's oldest graveyard, Oakland Cemetery, Cabbagetown is connected to Inman Park via the Krog Street Tunnel. The Krog Street Tunnel, has become the city's centerpoint for street art. Street art, tags and graffiti are present in the Krog Street Tunnel and in adjacent areas of Reynoldstown notably the wall of the CSX Hulsey railyard along Wylie Street.
There are differing stories about how the neighborhood got its name: In one tale, the moniker is said to have been derived from the presence of cabbage heads grown in the gardens of residents' yards. Another story says the name came from the number of grocer's trucks selling cabbages in the neighborhood. In yet another story, the driver of one of those trucks flipped while turning a sharp corner, spilling dozens of cabbages on the road.
The neighborhood's historic district, called simply Cabbagetown District, is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The area is the location of one of the South's first textile processing mills, the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill, which was built on the former site of the Atlanta Rolling Mill. Surrounding the factory was a neighborhood of small cottages and one- and two-story shotgun shacks.
|How to Get There:|
415 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta is the address for Tin Lizzy's. Our hike will start at the Oakland Cemetery entrance across the street on Memorial Drive.
Free parking along street; take note of one-way streets
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