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Looking Back at Former Site of Carrollton Municipal Airport

Hanger that once read, “Southwire Welcomes You To Carrollton” (Photo by Jonathan Dockery)

Our library adventures led us to the former spot of the Carrollton Municipal Airport. A map from the Carrollton Planning Commission book showed the former Airport near Lake Carroll, where now sit the east Carrollton ballfields and soccer fields along North Lake Drive. Formerly known as Airport Road, between Food Depot and a fire station, is now Fire Station Drive and links Bankhead Highway with the area next to the Chamber of Commerce and east Carrollton Park. 

In our research, we stumbled upon a website named Abandoned and Little Known Airfields which features several former airports in the Atlanta metro area. Originally the Carrollton Municipal Airport started with an unpaved runway; it was then, according to the website, paved between 1958-1960. The runway was 3,100 feet. The Carrollton Municipal Airport was closed between 1971 and 1972 when the new West Georgia Regional Airport went into full operation. Click here to visit the Abandoned and Little Known Airport website. 

Below are a few pictures representing the former airport location.