Haygood Avenue

Campus: Oxford

Namesake: Atticus Greene Haygood 1859C

Purpose: Campus road

Haygood Avenue is named for Atticus Greene Haygood, who served as Emory's eighth president from 1875 to 1884.

A Methodist minister, he left the presidency to direct the Slater Fund, a northern philanthropy that supported educational institutions for newly freed African Americans. Haygood later served as bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

There is also a Haygood Drive on the Druid Hills campus in Atlanta.