Snake Nation was a real place – a historically rebellious neighborhood in old Atlanta, filled with diverse and free thinking people. When they came to Atlanta, to help build the railway, people said the small town the renegades built was “full of snake oil sellers”. The renegades embraced the name, calling their town the Snake Nation. the neighborhood was known to be where you went for a good time and to be free. For many years Snake Nation thrived. Its’ population grew, and so did its reputation. They were a political force, and formed the Free and Rowdy political party.
Snake Nation elected the first two mayors of Atlanta from that party. After a fight with the third mayor, their neighborhood was burned to the ground in 1850 which is still on Georgia books as the most lawless year in its history.
Years later, that neighbourhood became Castleberry Hill, the arts district of Atlanta and still maintains that rebellious vibe. We wanted to pay homage to this home for rebels and our own roots in this community. We believe that locals are best equipped to tell local stories and that we must make a ecosystem that creative rebels can call home.
Challenging norms and living life by our own rules, our community keeps the spirit of the original Snake Nation alive.
Would you like to read more about the History? Here is a link to an article by Atlanta Magazine