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The origin of the name of the city, was named after Daniel Greysolon Du Luth (1636-1710), and was a French captain and explorer. He was born in Saint Germain Laval (Loire - France), a small village about fifty miles from Lyons. He negotiated and signed peace between Saulters and Sioux nations in the area of the city of Duluth September 15th, in 1679. The city was called Duluth in his memory. He died in Montréal in 1710.
Duluth has been an important crossroads to the area since the Cherokee Indians first settled here. In 1821, Evan Howell, Duluth's forefather, developed the town of Howell Crossing which later evolved into a major artery for the railroad. With the visionary acumen of his grandson, Evan P. Howell, changes were on the horizon in 1873. The opportunity to build and link a railway system from North to South was about to unfold. Representative J. Proctor Knott delivered a speech to the United States House of Representatives entitled, "The Glory of Duluth." The pitch of his presentation weighed heavily with Congress and consequently a bill to finance the building of the railroad from Howell Crossing to Duluth, Minnesota was enacted. Grateful for the opportunity to build on a vision, Howell deemed it appropriate to rename of city to Duluth.
In the early 1800's there were no known white settlers in the area known as the town of Duluth. This was then a part of the Cherokee Indian territory. In 1818 Gwinnett County was created by an act of the General Assembly of Georgia and the area was opened to settlers.
At the time that Evan Howell came to the area, there was only one road opened in the section. This was the Peachtree Road, an offshoot of an old Indian trail that ran along the bridge south of the Chattahoochee River. It had been surveyed and constructed during the War of 1812 and connected Ft. Daniel with the fort at Standing Peachtree, 30 miles down river. Peachtree Road is still the most famous road in Georgia.
He realized that more roads were needed in order for the area to develop, so he obtained permission in February 1833 to construct a road from the Chattahoochee River across his land to intersect Peachtree Road. This intersection became known as Howell's Cross Roads and was know by this name for 40 years.
Howell ran his own plantation and cotton gin by ferry, and became the town's first merchant. There are no descendants with the Howell name currently in Duluth, however, he was the great-grandfather of the late Jack and Calvin Parsons and other descendants became publishers of the Atlanta Constitution.
During this time, the Stricklands, Knoxes, Summerours, Joneses, Paynes, Findleys, Pittards, Littles, Herringtons, Corleys and others also moved into the area.
There are three dates shown on the seal representing milestones in the history of the City.
Leading companies in Georgia and across the nation rely on us for the secure and timely handling of all their transportation needs. Our dispatch and customer service staff has over 90 years experience in the transportation business and our Regional Manager has been with the firm over 25 years.
Atlanta World Courier Ground easily tackles the needs of the diverse industries of metro Atlanta. Besides same day deliveries, we are delighted to provide rush trucking, warehousing, airport package handling, on-site dispatching, and transportation consultation. While our focus is the greater Atlanta area, we have delivered computer parts to California, last minute Mother’s Day product to a restaurant chain in Tennessee, and scores of critical medical shipments across the state of Georgia to waiting medical personnel.
Services Available for Atlanta, GA.
World Courier Ground has strategically located its Atlanta office to handle all of your same day delivery needs throughout the greater Atlanta area. We provide four On-Demand same day delivery options anywhere within Northern Georgia; all day and all night:
|Non-Stop Direct: Our closest 1st available driver is immediately dispatched to pick up your shipment. The estimated time of pick up is quoted when your order is placed. Immediately upon delivery, you will receive a verbal Proof of Delivery (POD) that will consist of the name of the person who signed for the shipment, the time they signed for it, and the department that the delivery was made.||
Rush: : Items for delivery will be picked up in 30 minutes and delivered within 2 hours.
Economy: Items for delivery will be picked up in 60 minutes and delivered within 3 hours.
All- Day: Orders placed by 12:00 will be picked up and delivered by 5 pm on that same day.
*Timeframes are based on service within the same county, traffic and weather conditions allowing.
We provide much more than expedited delivery.
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