A notable eminence between Peachtree & Proctor's Creek near the Chattahoochee River & named for John A. Casey (1820-1907) who lived on this hill near the old Montgomery Church. Prior to and during the 1860's, the road from Atlanta crossed this hill and via Montgomery's Ferry, ran to Marietta in Cobb County. Confederate forces crossed the river near the R.R. bridge, July 9-10 1864, and camped on the left bank until the 18th when most of them shifted toward Atlanta on the old Marietta Rd. Enroute, they learned the Gen. Johnston (CSA) had been relieved of the command and Gen. Hood had been appointed his successor.
Casey’s Militia District is named for Hiram Casey, one of the earliest settlers and Justice of the Peace for many years.
First Christian Church
Post Card from 1906
Atlanta Daily Constitution - 2 February 1875:
Death of John Casey
Verdict of the Coroner's Jury
After lingering until 6 1/4 o'clock Saturday afternoon, the above named man, who was wounded about nine o'clock on Tuesday night, died. Mr. Casey was 38 years old, was born in county Clare, Ireland, and has been a resident of our city for fifteen years. He is represented as having been a sober industrious man. He has a sister living in this country, and a
brother and other relatives in Ireland. About twelve months ago he married a Mrs. Hall. With his wife he was sitting at his fireside pleasantly talking when called to go to the basement where he received the wounds which resulted in his death. His house is situated in a tolerably thickly settled neighborhood, it was early in the night, and within a few yards of his family, that he was attacked. The wound upon his skull was surely a flesh wound, the bones were not fractured, and would not have produced death. The wound in the throat cut the wind pipe almost into, leaving the right side intact, the wound, which lay in the rear was punctured leaving unhurt the larger veins on the side of the neck. This is the reason his death was not immediate, the large veins being missed. He died from secondary hemmorrage. Up to the time of his death, he recognized every one that called, but seemed unconscious of his situation, or of the occurrence in the basement.
             ( The article includes an official written verdict of the coroners jury. )