Georgia is ground zero for Chastain place names and includes well known Chastain Park. See also Chastain place names in other states. To add place names not on this list, or to provide additional information, you may use the submit content form.
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Chastain Park, Fulton County
Chastain, Thomas County
Chastaintown, Fulton County
Fort Chastain, Fannin County
Chastain Road, Chastains Lakes, and related streets and business parks, Cobb County
Atlanta Area Chastain Residential Communities, Cobb and Fulton Counties
Atlanta Area Chastain Apartments, Cobb and Fulton Counties
Chastain Branch, Habersham County
Chastain Branch, Union County
Chastain Creek, Rabun County
Chastains Lakes, Cobb County
Chateen Creek, White County
Chastain Bridge (historical), Union County
By far, the most well known Chastain place name is the 268 acre Chastain Park--the largest park in Atlanta, Georgia. The Park consists of several components, perhaps the most prominent of which is Chastain Amphitheater, where many classical and contemporary musical events are held. The namesake of Chastain Park is Fulton County Commissioner Troy Green Chastain, a major force behind the development of park. See much more at Chastain Park, Atlanta.
Thomas County was among the earliest areas of Georgia permanently settled by Chastains. Well before the massive influx of Chastains into the abandoned Cherokee lands of North Georgia, brothers James Chastain and Renny Chastain were in Thomas County near the border of South Georgia and Florida. The Chastain family left its mark on the county with the town of Chastain, three roads named Chastain, and Thomas Chastain Cemetery. See more on Chastain, Georgia.
Chastaintown was a horse trading center near Atlanta named for prominent citizen and land owner, Nelson Avery Chastain. Avery lived at the corner of Hemphill Avenue and Emmet Street, which is now Tenth Street. In 1901, the Atlantic Steel Hoop Company was founded in the north section of Chastaintown and grew to become one of Atlanta's largest manufacturers. Residential development built near the factory, and at some point the name changed from Chastaintown to Home Park. Hemphill and Tenth became the commercial center of the community. A Home Park Association article and an Atlantic Steel growth plan give additional information on the history of the community.
As Home Park, the area was annexed into Atlanta in 1909. With the expansion of Georgia Tech toward Home Park from the south, many students moved into the residential area. Interstate 75/85 now runs along the east side of the three: Atlantic Steel, Home Park, and Georgia Institute of Technology (see Satellite Photo), and Coca-Cola Headquarters is just to the south of that. Thanks to William Fenn for contributing these sources.
Fort Chastain was one of a number of Cherokee Removal Forts and encampments , established in the 1830's as stockades for rounding up the Cherokee prior to their removal to what is now Oklahoma. See more at Fort Chastain.
Just east of Downtown Atlanta, near I-20 as it goes through Rich Park, there is a Chastain Street which is a few blocks long.
Additional Chastain streets in the Metro Atlanta area are found in Alpharetta (Chastain Court), Norcross (Chastain Manor Drive), and Duluth (Chastain Place), all in the northeast metro area.
Thomas County in south Georgia hosts three Chastain roads with both first and last names. Dixie Chastain Road is listed as being in Ochlocknee, Hansell Chastain Road in Thomasville, and Wade Chastain Road in Coolidge. However, these three towns form a rough inverted triangle. Thomasville is at the bottom corner of the triangle; Highway 19 goes northwest to Ochlocknee, and Highway 319 goes northeast to Coolidge. State Road 202 goes north up the center.
The three Chastain roads are near the common center of the triangle rather than in the towns, themselves, so they are within a few miles of each other. Hansell Chastain Road runs east from SR 202 to Hall Road; a bit farther north, Dixie Chastain Road goes west from SR 202 and then turns north to SR 188; just north of where Hansell Chastain Road dead ends into Hall Road, Wade Chastain Road goes east from Hall Road to Covey Lane. Just a few miles north of the three Chastain roads is the site of Chastain, Georgia.
The heaviest concentration is in northwest Georgia. In addition to Metro Atlanta, Cobb County, and Newnan: Blue Ridge (Chastain Street); Cherry Log (Chastain Road); La Fayette (Chastain Drive); Calhoun (Chastain Drive and Chastain Street); Talking Rock (Chastain Place); Marble Hill (Chastain Court); Dawsonville (Chastain Road and Chastain Mill Road); Ball Ground (Chastain Drive); Canton (Chastain Street); Buford (Chastain Park Court); Rock Mart (Chastain Road); Dallas (Chastain Drive and Chastain Way); Villa Rica (Chastain Court); and Palmetto (Chastain Road).
Northeast Georgia: Blairsville (Chastain Road); Young Harris (Chastain Road); Clayton (Carl Chastain Road); Sautee Nacoochee (Chastain Road); Lavonia (Chastain Road); Danielsville (Chastain Road); Elberton (Chastain Road); and Lincolnton (Chastain Drive).
Westcentral Georgia: Macon (Chastain Place); and Warner Robbins (Chastain Drive).
Eastcentral Georgia: Vidalia (Chastain Street).
South Georgia: Thomas County.
In addition, there are Chastain streets with both first and last names. Three of these are in Thomas County in south Georgia. Clayton is in north Georgia.
Melissadata.com lists a Chastian in Thomasville, but this could be a misspelling.
Chastain Crossing Apartments
2601 Roosevelt Highway
Atlanta GA 30337
Chastain Hills Apartments
Chastain Manor Apartments
Chastain Pines Apartments
Chastain South Apartments
Chastain Townhouses Apartments
Chastain West Apartments
Chastain Westcove Apartments
Chastain Woods Apartments
Chastain Branch, Habersham County. Chastain Branch is a tributary to the Soque River. These excerpts are from a longer article by Justin Ellis.
Everyone who lives in Habersham County should at some point get a chance to see Chastain Branch, even if only for a moment. It is a tucked away jewel of a stream that to its great fortune begins and ends completely on National Forest lands.
The branch is named after the Chastain family that settled the area during the original land lotteries back in the 1820’s. Historically Chastain Branch harbored populations of native Brook Trout. Brook Trout are the most rare and threatened fish in the entire Soque Watershed Basin. They are also Georgia’s only native trout. They require crystal clear cold water and have a hard time competing with Rainbow Trout which are an introduced species. In areas where Rainbow Trout have been introduced, Brook Trout populations are often eliminated.
Chastain Branch emanates from the steep slopes of Oaky Mountain. The ridgeline of Oaky Mountain is also the county line between Habersham and Rabun counties. When standing atop the mountain, if you look west everything you see below flows into the Soque River and into Habersham County. If you look east everything below flows to the Tallulah River and into Rabun County.
As the Forest Service sought to identify areas for new ATV trails, the Oaky Mountain ridgeline was chosen and plans made for a trail system. Many, many years earlier there had been a timber road that paralleled Chastain Branch all the way to its beginnings. At the time it seemed like a good idea to have ATV traffic come down off of Oaky Mountain and loop up this timber road, creating a circle.
Two problems have ensued as a result of this trail. The dirt trail is in steep terrain and every time it rains, the road washes sediment into the branch, leaving a rutted road in its wake. To eliminate these ruts the Forest Service must then regrade the road, which loosens more dirt, which then is subject to additional erosion. The trail also closely parallels the branch for over a mile with a narrow forest buffer of only 15 to 50 feet. The Forest Service has committed to permanently fix the erosion problems by completely rerouting the ATV trail away from Chastain Branch. The plan calls for re-routing the ATV trail back onto the Oaky Mountain ridgeline and allowing the existing trail to be restored to a healthy forest. Map
Chastain Branch, Union County
Chastain Branch in Union County is part of the Notterly Lake system northwest of Blairsville. Map
Chastain Bridge (historical), Union County
Chastain Creek, Rabun County Map
Chateen Creek, White County off Sandy Flats Road about half way between Cleveland and Dahlonega. Map
Chastains Lakes, Cobb County, is south of the North Georgia Chastain streams. See Chastains Road for more information.