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Ask Your Neighbor: Is Cox Road named after Bobby Cox?
by Sarah Anne Voyles
June 22, 2012 02:13 PM | 1269 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
You asked: Is there any relation between Cox Road off Highway 140 and former Braves manager Bobby Cox?

We answered: No, there does not appear to be any relation between the naming of Cox Road and Bobby Cox. Archivist for the Roswell Historical/city of Roswell Research Library and Archives, Elaine DeNiro said there was a Cox family in the area around 1840. “I have no idea if this family is related to Bobby Cox,” DeNiro said. “They appear in store ledgers and in census of the times. Also, family members are buried in the Ebenzer Baptist Church cemetery.” DeNiro also said Cox Road can be found in maps dated back to 1942 and may appear on ealier ones. Interestingly, media mogul Ted Turner, who once owned the Braves, used to live on Cox Road.

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