Fort Mcpherson

Atlanta, Georgia

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Fort McPherson was an U.S. Army military base located in East Point, Georgia, on the southwest edge of Atlanta, Georgia. It was the headquarters for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, Southeast Region; the U.S. Army Forces Command; the U.S. Army Reserve Command; the U.S. Army Central. Named after Major General James Birdseye McPherson, this fort was founded by the U.S. Army in September 1885. However, this site, had been in use by military units since 1835, and it was used as a Confederate Army base during the American Civil War. During the Reconstruction Era, it was named the "McPherson Barracks", and it served as a post for the Federal troops who were occupying Atlanta. With the end of Reconstruction, the McPherson Barracks was closed and sold off in 1881, though the site continued to be occupied during the summers by U.S. troops stationed in Florida. In 1885, the land was again purchased by the Army at which to station ten army companies.

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School Name Grade Type
Department Of Corrections
KG - 12 Public
South Atlanta High School
KG - 12 Public
Long Middle School
6 - 8 Public
Boyd Elementary School
PK - 5 Public
King Middle School
6 - 8 Public
Inman Middle School
6 - 8 Public
Garden Hills Elementary School
PK - 5 Public
Towns Elementary School
PK - 5 Public
Rivers Elementary School
PK - 5 Public
Kimberly Elementary School
PK - 5 Public
Hutchinson Elementary School
PK - 5 Public
Grove Park Elementary School
PK - 5 Public
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Navy Federal Credit Union Atlanta

2470 Briarcliff Rd NE Ste 43
Atlanta, GA 30329

Navy Federal Credit Union Stockbridge

113 Highway 138 W
Stockbridge, GA 30281

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Cities Near Fort Mcpherson

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City Distance Population Avg. Home Price Avg. Monthly Rent
Smyrna 8.9 miles 52,922 $206,900 $928
Mableton 8.9 miles 40,521 $152,700 $932
Sandy Springs 12.4 miles 98,480 $424,700 $980
Peachtree Corners 17.9 miles 39,381 $278,600 $896
Brookhaven 9.4 miles 50,181 $376,000 $1,069
Vinings 7.3 miles 10,221 $411,800 $1,004
Stockbridge 19.8 miles 26,992 $138,500 $998
Tucker 13.2 miles 28,343 $223,600 $952
Panthersville 9.4 miles 9,474 $88,800 $810
Duluth 23.1 miles 27,821 $175,900 $985

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