Great Lakes - City of Decatur Homes
By Sharon Kolb, Broker - Atlanta Decatur Homes
(Atlanta Decatur Homes)
Posted on April 19, 2011 by atlantadecaturhomes One of the most desirable neighborhoods in the City of Decatur is located just off Clairemont Avenue. Some of the most beautiful Decatur Homes are found in Great Lakes, which was named for long-vanished Lake Seneca, now a mostly dry stream in Waddell Park. History of Great Lakes The surrounding streets were named for the famous French explorer, Samuel de Champlain and the Great Lakeshe discovered in the early 1600′s - Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, Lake Seneca, and Lake Ontario. Champlain was the first European to explore and describe the Great Lakes, providing some of the first maps and descriptions of the Great Lakes area - the largest fresh water system on Earth. Lake Erie, which meant Lake of the Cat, was named for the Erie ...