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Franklin Miller Garrett (September 25, 1906 – March 5, 2000) was the only official historian of Atlanta.[1] His massive Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of its People and Events remains the best reference for the city's history.



A native of Milwaukee, he moved to Atlanta as a boy. He graduated from Boys High School in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the Atlanta Historical Society in 1927 (a year after it was founded) which is today known as the Atlanta History Center. He served as historian for the Coca Cola Company for 28 years. After retirement he devoted his full time efforts to the Atlanta History Center.[1]

He was married to Frances Steele Garrett, who died in September 2005.[2]


Further reading

  • Lockerman, Doris (1996). The Man Who Amazed Atlanta: The Journey of Franklin Miller Garrett. Atlanta: Atlanta History Center / Longstreet Press. pp. 240. ISBN 9781563523625. OCLC 36353165.  


  • Garrett, Franklin Miller (1954). Atlanta and Environs: A Chronicle of Its People and Events. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press. ISBN 0-8203-0263-5. OCLC 191446.   (First published in 1954, later expanded to 3 volumes by Garrett and a fourth by another author)
  • Garrett, Franklin M. (1966). Chronological History of the Coca-Cola Company, 1886-1965. Atlanta: Coca Cola Company. pp. 8. OCLC 41694298.  
  • Garrett, Franklin M. (1971). Vignette History of Atlanta. Atlanta: Commerce Club. pp. 76. OCLC 4314507.  
  • Garrett, Franklin M. (1974). Yesterday's Atlanta. Miami, FL: E.A. Seemann Publishing, Inc.. pp. 166. ISBN 0912458356. OCLC 984246.  


  1. ^ a b c d e HR 1444 - Garrett, Franklin Miller; condolences, Atlanta: Georgia House of Representatives, March 22, 2000,, retrieved July 29, 2009  
  2. ^ "Times of Dekalb Newsletter". Dekalb History Center. September 2005. Retrieved July 29, 2009.  
  3. ^ "GSU Minutes of University Administrative Council". June 3, 1998. Retrieved July 29, 2009.  

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