Published on July 8th, 2014 |


Cheshire Farm Trail opens along Peachtree Creek south fork under I-85 flyover ramp

Motorists going 65 miles per hour to and from Buckhead on the new flyover bridge at GA 400 and I-85 can’t see it, but there is a recently opened trail along the South Fork of Peachtree Creek that flows underneath, which someday will link with PATH400 and the Atlanta BeltLine trails.

The name Cheshire Farm Trail was generated for The Southfork Conservancy’s trail during a meeting of the Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition, which the conservancy reportedly had consulted with for help in the naming.

“We were calling it Creekside Trail, but all our trails are along the creek,” said conservancy executive director Sally Sears, “but that was boring.” She said the group then thought of names such as Flyover Ramp Trail or Interstate Trail, “which were worse.”

The name Cheshire Farm Trail came up during a 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.

For more information about the Cheshire Farm Trail and the work of The South Fork Conservancy, go here.


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