Cassandra, Georgia

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Cassandra is an unincorporated community in Walker County, in the U.S. state of Georgia.[1]

History[edit]

A post office called Cassandra was established in 1855, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1950;[2] the community was named after the Cassandra, the ship an early settler had traveled in on a transatlantic voyage.[3] An early variant name was "Hiniard's Crossroad".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cassandra, Georgia
  2. ^ "Walker County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Walker County". Calhoun Times. 1 September 2004. p. 106. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  4. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 36. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.

Coordinates: 34°47′03″N 85°23′53″W / 34.78417°N 85.39806°W / 34.78417; -85.39806