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Old 02 November 2017, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by DawnStorm View Post
I've talked to people who have been to Atlanta and they tell me that every street name has the word peach in it. Can Atlanta Snopesters verify this?
Only 71 called Peachtree. Sounds like a nightmare.
According to historians (OK, Wikipedia), Peachtree was named for a Creek settlement called Standing Pitch Tree. Supposedly, the Creek used the pitch, or sap, from pine trees in its ceremonies. “Pitch tree” didn’t sound right to European settlers, so they called it “peach tree.”
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