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  Solomon Goodwin Tomb

3931 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30319
Phone: +1 404 233 2794
By appointment only.

A Brief History:

The Solomon Goodwin House sits on over an acre of trees and lawn right on Peachtree Road in Brookhaven. It is the remains of a 600 acre farm owned by Solomon Goodwin in the 1830s. The current owners are his great-great-great-great-granddaughters, who claim if you listen carefully, the house can tell stories about the changes it has seen since Peachtree Road was just a wagon trail.

The homestead first became known for hospitality to travelers heading to Marthasville, renamed Atlanta. Later generations fed Civil War refugees and Great Depression poor.

In what was once Creek Indian land, the area's first white settler was Harris Goodwin, a South Carolinian who homesteaded a tract on both sides of what is now Peachtree Road in the early 1830s. Harris Goodwin later brought his father, Solomon, to the area. The Goodwin home and a small graveyard in which they are buried survive at 3931 Peachtree Road near the intersection of North Druid Hills Road.

The original log cabin on the Echota Indian Trail was expanded in the 1830s and 1840s into the present home. In 1864, it was a landmark for Federal troops closing in on Atlanta during the Civil War. Goodwin descendants still own the property. The home is the oldest existant house in DeKalb County.

Goodwin House is managed and maintained by Lynda Martin Rule and previously by her father Albert Lynn Martin, Jr.