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This article is about a district in Atlanta. For the mixed-use development in this district, see.
For other uses, see, buckhead (disambiguation). Buckhead is an affluent uptown district of, atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, comprising approximately the northern fifth of the city.
Buckhead is a major commercial and financial center of the. Southeast, and it is the third-largest business district in Atlanta, behind.
The district's highrise office buildings, hotels, and condominiums form a highly urbanized core along. Surrounding this dense core are Buckhead's residential neighborhoods, which feature large single-family homes situated among dense forests and rolling hills.
Contents, history edit, in 1838, Henry Irby purchased 202 1/2 acres surrounding the present intersection of Peachtree, Roswell, and West Paces Ferry roads from Daniel Johnson for 650. Irby subsequently established a general store and tavern at the northwest corner of the intersection.
1, the name "Buckhead" comes from a story that Irby killed a large buck deer and placed the head in a prominent location. 2 3, prior to this, the settlement was called Irbyville.
3 4, by the late 1800s, Buckhead had become a rural vacation spot for wealthy Atlantans. 5, in the 1890s, Buckhead was rechristened.
Atlanta Heights but by the 1920s it was again "Buckhead". 6 7 A cycling event, "Georgia Rides to the Capitol on Piedmont Road Buckhead remained dominated by country estates until after World War I, when many of Atlanta's wealthy began building mansions among the area's rolling hills.
Despite the stock market crash of 1929, lavish mansions were still constructed in Buckhead throughout the Great Depression. In 1930, Henry Aaron Alexander built one of the largest homes on Peachtree Road, a 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m2) house with 33 rooms and 13 bathrooms. 8 The community was annexed by Atlanta in 1952, following an earlier attempt by Mayor William.