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About Brookhaven

Brookhaven is located in the northeastern suburbs of Atlanta.  It is in western Dekalb County, directly northeast of Atlanta.  On July 31, 2012, Brookhaven was approved in a referendum to become Dekalb County’s 11th city.  Incorporation officially took place on December 17, 2012, on which date municipal operations commenced.  The new city stretches over 12 square miles.



Brookhaven’s first permanent European settler was John Elvins, who started a plantation around 1810.  Harris and Solomon Goodwin, who moved to Georgia from South Carolina, became owners of the land in the 1830’s.  The Goodwin home and the family graveyard have been preserved at the 3900 block of Peachtree Road, near Dresden Drive.  A train station known as Goodwin’s was constructed along the Atlanta and Richmond (later Atlanta and Charlotte) railway in 1873.

The Settlement of Cross Keys, with a population of 250 in 1876, was located one mile north along the rail line from the Goodwin’s.

Atlanta Residents began constructing summer cottages in the community around 1900.  In 1910, 150 acres on the north side of Peachtree Road were purchased for development as a planned community surrounding a golf course.  The nine-hole golf course, designed by Herbert Barker, a golf pro from Garden City, Long Island, opened in 1912.  Residences developed in three phases, with Brookhaven Estates designed in 1910, followed by Country Club Estates in 1929 and the Carleton Operating Company in 1936.  Independently, Edwin P. Ansley sold lots in the area, calling it Oglethorpe Park.  Construction of the historic neighborhood was largely completed by the end of World War II.  The country club became part of the downtown Capital City Club in 1911, and its name was changed to the Capital City Country Club.  The golf course was expanded from nine to eighteen holes in 1915.  The clubhouse, designed by Preston Stevens in the French Provencial style, was completed in 1928.

The area was incorporated as the city of North Atlanta in 1924.  In 1963, the North Atlanta’s leaders asked the state Legislature to allow a referendum on a new city charter.  The Legislature agreed, but also included an additional option in the referendum: disincorporation.  The majority of voters chose disincorporation, and the city’s charter was dissolved in 1965.

From the 1950’s to the 1970’s, major commercial and residential development took place in Brookhaven, resulting in the area being largely built-out by 1980.  The Brookhaven MARTA Station opened in 1984.  In 1986 the Capital City Club and its surrounding estate homes were placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the neighborhood is now officially known as “Historic Brookhaven.”

The idea of incorporating Brookhaven as a city was first brought up in 2007, with the purpose of securing local community control over planning, zoning, land use, police, fire protection, and park and recreation — rather than having those issues decided from Decatur.  However, the idea failed to gain momentum.  The proposed city would have included 53,000 people.  In 2011, the incorporation of Brookhaven was reviewed when state Rep, Mike Jacobs announced plans to introduce legislation allowing the creation of a city of Brookhaven, over the objections of many residents of the neighborhood of Historic Brookhaven, which would not lie in the proposed city boundaries.


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