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Thrasher Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Camper17
N 33° 56.568 W 084° 12.808
16S E 757541 N 3759312
Quick Description: Named for the founder of Norcross
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/4/2006 1:01:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM5MY
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
Views: 41

Long Description:
Norcross was chartered in 1870 through its founder, J. J. "Cousin John" Thrasher, and named for his good friend, Johnathan Norcross, the fourth mayor (1851) of Atlanta. "Cousin John" Thrasher purchased tracts of land which he subdivided and sold as lots along the developing Richmond and Danville Railroad Line in Gwinnett County. The first train on this line ran to Atlanta in June 1870. Norcross was made an incorporated town by act of the state legislature on October 26, 1870, and "Cousin John" was elected the first mayor. He laid out and donated a square of land for a park "so to be used for all time, never for industrial purpose of any kind." For a period of time the park became known as "Dodson Park" because of Mr. Dodson, the superintendant of the railroad, had a pavilion built which was given to the city. The name was changed to "Thrasher Park" by unanimous act of the Norcross City Council on January 1, 1934. We pay deepest respect to "Cousin John" Thrasher whose name stays with us in our park, if not in the name of our town.
Type of Marker: Park

Marker #: Not listed

Date: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

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