Nancy Ware (1891 – 1898)

Nancy Ware
Added by: East Point Historical Society.

East Point’s Town Mother. She was one of the oldest home owners in the city and one of it’s most well known and beloved citizens, everyone in town called her “Aunt Nancy”. After her husband was killed in a railroad accident in 1863, Nancy turned her grand two story East Point home into a boarding house. She welcomed visitors to East Point from around the United States who visited the city when it served as a summer resort . She owned several tracts of land within the city until she slowly sold it to private individuals and land companies. Her land holdings covered the city and most of the land inside of the original city limits belonged to her at one point. Her boarding house stood on what is now “Ware Ave.” which was named in her families honor.


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