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This Day in History: Peachtree City Is Incorporated

In this Dec. 20, 2011 photo, a golf cart enters an intersection from a designated pathway to cross a busy street in Peachtree City, Ga. Golf cart owners in Georgia will soon have stricter requirements to follow if they plan to drive their carts on roadways. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
In this Dec. 20, 2011 photo, a golf cart enters an intersection from a designated pathway to cross a busy street in Peachtree City, Ga. Golf cart owners in Georgia will soon have stricter requirements to follow if they plan to drive their carts on roadways. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Credit David Goldman / Associated Press

This Monday is March 9, but it’s not just any other day.

If we were to turn Georgia’s clock back 56 years to that date in 1959, we’d witness the incorporation of our state’s newest city, Peachtree City. 

But, Peachtree City in Fayette County was unlike any other municipality in the state. It was a planned community. Although, as Georgia State University historian Cliff Kuhn explains, the concept of a planned community was not a new one.

A conversation with Dr. Clifford Kuhn

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