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Fulton County

Fulton County Places & Things Named for Politicians

   Milton County, Georgia (created 1857, merged with Fulton County 1932) was named for John Milton. The city of Milton (incorporated 2006), in the territory of the former county, is also named for John Milton.
   Charlie Brown Field (Fulton County general aviation airport), Atlanta, is named for Charles M. Brown.
   John Wesley Dobbs Avenue (formerly Houston Street), and Dobbs Elementary School, Atlanta, are named for J. W. Dobbs.
   Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard, in Atlanta, is named for Joseph E. Lowery.
   The John C. Godbold Federal Building, in Atlanta, is named for John C. Godbold.
   The Richard B. Russell Federal Building and Courthouse (built 1978-79), in Atlanta, is named for Richard B. Russell, Jr..
   The Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center, in Atlanta, is named for Sam Nunn.
   The Elbert P. Tuttle U.S. Court of Appeals Building (built 1910, renamed 1989), in Atlanta, is named for Elbert P. Tuttle.
   The Edward R. Roybal Infectious Disease Lab, in Atlanta, is named for Edward R. Roybal.
   Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (opened 1925 as Candler Field; renamed 1942 as Atlanta Municipal Airport; renamed 1971 as William B. Hartsfield Atlanta Airport; renamed 2003 as Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport), in Fulton and Clayton counties, Georgia, is partly named for William B. Hartsfield.
   Candler Field airport (opened 1925; now the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport), in Fulton County, was named for Asa G. Candler.
   Hoke Smith High School (opened 1923 as junior high, became high school 1947, closed 1985), in Atlanta, was named for M. Hoke Smith.
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