How the new Cheshire Farm Trail got its name

The walking bridge on the Cheshire Farm Trail crossing Peachtree Creek under the new Georgia 400 flyover ramp. (Courtesy of The South Fork Conservancy)
The walking bridge on the Cheshire Farm Trail crossing Peachtree Creek under the new Georgia 400 flyover ramp. (Courtesy of The South Fork Conservancy)

Cheshire Farm Trail has opened underneath the Georgia 400-Interstate 85 flyover ramp in Buckhead. The name of the trail was generated during a meeting of the Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition, which The Southfork Conservancy had consulted for help. “We were calling it Creekside Trail, but all our trails are along the creek,” said conservancy executive director Sally Sears, “but that was boring. Then we thought about new, distinctive names like Flyover Ramp Trail or Interstate Trail, which were worse.”

Sears said the name Cheshire Farm Trail came up thanks to discussion about Hezekiah Cheshire, the captain from the War of 1812 who built his home and farm at the trail head where I-85 is now. “It’s a reminder there were actual farms in urban Atlanta, and Captain Cheshire might get a kick out of it,” Sears said.

To find out more about the Cheshire Farm Trail and the work of The South Fork Conservancy,  which works to revitalize and protect the South Fork of Peachtree Creek, visit this link.

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