Chartered in 1890, East Point grew rapidly in its early years, its proximity to the railroad and industry buoying its development.
Today, the area continues to grow. The Federal Bureau of Prisons Southeast Region Office headquarters in East Point. So too does the only Velodrome in the world that has a green space and a creek running through the in-field. A few famous athletes, including football players Reggie Rutland and Jonas Jennings, have also called East Point home.