A small oasis amidst the bustling heart of Buckhead, Charlie Loudermilk Park sits at the merging three-way intersection of Peachtree, Roswell and Paces Ferry roads. In the early 1900s, Charlie Loudermilk Park was the spot of Henry Irby’s General Store, the hub of all Buckhead activity. Irby, the widely acknowledged ‘founding father of Buckhead,’ settled into a one-story log cabin on West Paces Ferry Road (near where Whole Foods sits today), purchasing the land for just $650.
One day, master gunsmith and hunter John Whitley posted his latest achievement, a large buck’s head, on a 3- to 4-foot-high stake at the stream across Paces Ferry Road by Irby’s house. Before long, meeting people at the “Buck’s Head” for a variety of activities became common, unknowingly birthing the name of our community. The first official appearance of the “Buckhead” name is found in a December 22, 1840 act of the Georgia Legislature. The reference to “the place known as Buck Head,” established Irby’s home as an election district.
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Buckhead Village caters to Buckhead’s most affluent clientele. Recent land prices have topped $7 million per acre as developers vie for the coveted consumers for whom this neighborhood is a daily crossroads.