Dr. James D. Thompson moved his family to East Point, Ga. in 1868 when it was a town of less than 100 residents.
Upon moving to East Point, he resumed his medical practice and opened the city's first pharmacy. He was involved in several other ventures that shaped East Point, He owned, at one time a Railroad fueling station in East Point which he later moved to Red Oak and took over the Post Office in College Park, moving it to East Point in 1870. He was also responsible for the first church within the city limits, Nellie Chapel, now called East Point Ave. United Methodist church.
Upon his death, Was buried at Nellie Chapel. A place was reserved for his wife but by the time of her death, the City of East Point banned burials there. She was buried in College Park cemetery instead and Dr. Thompson's remains were moved there to join her.
Mary Ann Elizabeth Baskin Thompson