Ernest Richardson Creek
Campus: Druid Hills in Atlanta
Namesake: Ernest Richardson
Date: Named in 2004
Purpose: Green space
Flowing along the bottom of the entrance drive into Lullwater Preserve, and carrying along under a bridge and along the pasture into the lake, the Ernest Richardson Creek is one of four named streams on the Druid Hills campus.
The tribute honors Ernest Richardson, a longtime caretaker of Lullwater. He worked for Walter Candler, the estate's owner who sold the property to Emory that now serves as the university president's home.
The stream's naming in 2004 marked the first time a location on the Emory campus was named for an African American.