Southern Company

Year Erected: 2016

Marker Text: Southern Company traces its roots to 1912, when the first of a series of holding companies was formed to build a power grid and provide reliable electricity across the Southeast. Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Mississippi Power – the major utilities that make up Southern Company – began coordinating their operations in the 1920s. Southern Company in its current form was approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1947. Based in Atlanta, the company was a catalyst for the broader distribution of affordable electricity, which attracted new industries to the Southeast and contributed to the post-World War II economic boom. Today, Southern Company and its subsidiaries provide energy to customers throughout the United States.

Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and Southern Company

Tips for Finding This Marker: Located outside of Southern Company Headquarters at 30 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA.