How did Buckhead get its Name?

How did Buckhead get it's name? We think we've figured it out.

The "northern fifth" of the City of Atlanta is known as Buckhead. The neighborhoods north of highways I-75 and I-85 are known collectively as the Buckhead Community or simply, Buckhead. As we established our substance abuse treatment center near Atlanta, we wondered, how did Buckhead get its name?

A Rancher, a Fence Post, and a Deer's Head?

Folk lore says... Buckhead got it's name because a local rancher placed the head of a male deer on a post, to signal the entrance to his ranch. That could explain the name "Buckhead". 

But, we weren't so quick to accept this folk lore as truth. So we looked at a map of the Greater Atlanta region, with Buckhead highlighted.

Then we thought, what if we emphasize the highways....

And then it hit us... look at those northern routes!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Sunrise Detox! 

About Sunrise Detox: Sunrise Detox is a free-standing medical detox center for the first stage of treatment for substance abuse / addiction, including detox from alcohol and drugs, including drugs commonly used in addiction treatment (Suboxone, methadone). Sunrise Detox is dedicated to providing a positive, motivational, and medically comfortable detox experience for all of our guests. Our detox protocols were designed by our medical director and founder, who is a leader in the field of medically-supported detox. Our 24 hour nursing support and luxury accommodations (including gourmet meals) help you stay motivated and complete your treatment.

About Buckhead: Wikipedia lists "Buckhead" as the collective comprised of the following neighborhoods and communities: Ardmore, Argonne Forest, Arden/Habersham, Brookhaven, Buckhead Forest, Brandon, Brookwood, Brookwood Hills, Buckhead Forest, Buckhead Village, Castlewood, Channing Valley (including Memorial Park), Chastain Park, Collier Hills (including Brookwood Hills), Colonial Homes, East Chastain Park, Garden Hills, Haynes Manor, Historic Brookhaven, Kingswood, Lindbergh/Morosgo, Loring Heights, Margaret Mitchell, Mount Paran/Northside, Mount Paran Parkway, North Buckhead, Paces, Peachtree Heights East, Peachtree Heights West, Peachtree Hills, Peachtree Park, Pine Hills, Pleasant Hill, Randall Mill, Ridgedale Park, Springlake, South Tuxedo Park, Tuxedo Park, Underwood Hills, West Paces Ferry/Northside, Westminister/Milmar, West Peachtree Battle (also known as Wesley Battle), Whitewater Creek, Wildwood, Woodfield, and Wyngate.

by SunriseDetoxAlpharetta on Dec. 1, 2016, 4:27 p.m.


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