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 Hardy Pace

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Hardy Pace

  • Birth 10 Jul 1785 Anson County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 5 Dec 1864 Vinings, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Vinings, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 35412973

Hardy is the son of Stephen Pace and Catherine Gatwood Buchanan. He came to the Vinings area from North Carolina and began to operate a ferry business across the Chattahoochie. The ferries were flat-bottom boats large enough to carry a horse and wagon. So profitable was his business that Pace was said to own 10,000 acres of land between Atlanta, Buckhead and Smynra-the Vinings area. He raised five children in the area, died on Dec. 5,1884 and is buried in a little family cemetery atop Vinings Mountain. To this day the road to Vinings is called Paces Ferry Road.

In the late 1830s, the The Western & Atlantic Railroad laid a track through the area and built a small depot. The villiage was first called Paces and then Crossroads. In 1904 the name was changed to Vinings in honor of an engineer who helped lay the track.


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  • Created by: J R Clement
  • Added: 1 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35412973
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hardy Pace (10 Jul 1785–5 Dec 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35412973, citing Pace Family Cemetery, Vinings, Cobb County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by J R Clement (contributor 46854816) .