Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Fact of the Day: Martha Atlanta

A town in Georgia in the 19th century had voted to name their town Lumpkin after their Governor Wilson Lumpkin. He wanted it named after his daughter Martha instead, so it became known was Marthasville. This only lasted about two years, when the name changed to Atlanta. 

17 comments:

Blue Grumpster said...

Number 1!

Blue Grumpster said...

Oh wait... this is not the Kitty Lair... Sorry about that Adam. But, hey, another fact I didn't know.

Jax said...

Lol...good thing bc lumpkin and marthasville are both awful names. I'm a little surprised that you didn't mention the photographed evidence that this man invented the fo-hawk hair style. :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Well, naming the place after his daughter didn't last long!

Emmylou said...

Lumpkin would've been a great name! Bwahaha

NanaDiana said...

It is so fun with these facts you come up with....lol
I wish they had kept Lumpkin!

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Interesting how it got it's name.

Manzanita said...

Somehow Lumpkin has a nice ring to it. Can't you see his campaign posters..."Vote for Lumpkin, he's a pumpkin."

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Around these parts we call it HOTlanta.

stephen Hayes said...

I prefer Atlanta to Lumpkin.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Pretty bad names

Pat Hatt said...

Lumpkin could easily be rhymed with hump kin. The inbreeds would be happy though

Pilar Domínguez said...

mmm...I didn´t know they voted for choosing the name of a city. Kisses:)

Mama Zen said...

Better than Lumpkin!

Saucy Siciliana said...

A very interesting fact Adam.

Christine said...

Interesting.

bj said...

hahhhaa...Lumpkin is much cuter...