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Castleberry Hill Historic District
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Castleberry Hill is located in Atlanta
Castleberry Hill
Castleberry Hill is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Castleberry Hill
Castleberry Hill is located in the United States
Castleberry Hill
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
Coordinates33°45′3.6″N 84°23′59.7″W / 33.751000°N 84.399917°W / 33.751000; -84.399917Coordinates: 33°45′3.6″N 84°23′59.7″W / 33.751000°N 84.399917°W / 33.751000; -84.399917
NRHP reference No.85001742
Added to NRHPAugust 8, 1985[1]

Castleberry Hill is a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, adjacent to and southwest of Downtown Atlanta. It is a federally recognized historic district since 1985 and became a City of Atlanta Landmark District in 2006.[citation needed]


The area in the city limits of Atlanta known today as Castleberry Hill was originally part of the renegade Snake Nation community that functioned during the 1850s.[2][3] According to an article from Atlanta Magazine,[4] Castleberry Hill was, by the mid-nineteenth century, a red-light district filled with prostitutes, gambling, and cockfighting. By the time the Civil War began, however, this area was in the process of industrialization. Items such as terra cotta and other building materials were produced then in Atlanta factories. Additionally, Castleberry Hill then contained cotton warehousing and grocers. One of those grocers was Daniel Castleberry, for whom the area was named.[5] Daniel Castleberry, however, is believed to have been an established businessman in the area as a result of his winning the land in 1821 in a Georgia land lottery.[4] By the early 1990s, the area had fallen on hard times, serving as the backdrop for dystopic films such as Freejack and Kalifornia. Loft conversions began in the 1980s, and by 1992, there were 120 lofts with 150 residents. The 1996 Olympics saw another influx of development.[6] By the early 21st century, however, Castleberry Hill began another renaissance with major motion pictures and TV series such as Walking Dead' being filmed in the area; the now well-known Castleberry Hill Art Stroll, which is held on the second Friday of each month, has become yet another popular event in this area.[7]




  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "The most lawless year in Atlanta's history - Atlanta Magazine". 15 May 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-08. Retrieved 2015-02-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b "Who the Heck Was Juan Ponce de Leon?: The Stories behind Atlanta's Street Names," Atlanta Magazine, March 2009, Vol. 48, Issue 11, p. 64
  5. ^ Castleberry Hill History Archived 2009-02-16 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Risley, Ford (1992-01-26). "FOCUS; Loft-Living, Southern Style, Catching On". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
  7. ^ "Downtown's Colorful Communities," Atlanta Magazine, Oct. 2014, Vol. 54, Issue 6, p. 120-121
  8. ^ [1]

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