This is an aerial photo of the Montreal area of GA in 1960.
That’s the downtown Montreal commercial district at the bottom. And for those
who are not aware that there is such a thing, that’s North Lake just above it. For
those paying attention to these things, the Montreal commercial area may have
been bigger than the Tucker commercial area in 1960.
Check out all those homes along Henderson Mill, Midvale, Henderson Rd and Evans Rd. Oh No! Excuse me, those are actually farms. So is most of the area between Briarcliff Rd and Henderson Mill.
So when people talk about the history of the area, and that everyone always thought of big areas of the County as “part of” or “belonging” to Tucker, think about it. They’re suggesting that someone in one area “thought that” someone in another area belonged to them. And they're thinking about a really small group of people.
There are a lot of historic areas in GA; some of them developed into thriving communities. Some stagnated. Almost all of them in the area around Atlanta grew because of the growth and spin-off of Atlanta. It’s not because of the 1920’s or the 1880’s.