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A month or so ago, the inDecatur blog mentioned the fact that John Lennon's murderer, Mark Chapman*, lived in the Decatur area as a teenager.  This reminded me that I had wondered for several years exactly where Chapman used to live, so I decided to get busy.  I verified his dad's first name (David) and headed for the library to consult the 1972 City Directory book for Suburban Atlanta, when Chapman would have been either a junior or a senior in high school.   There, I found that the Chapman family lived at 2184 Green Forrest Drive (link goes to Google Map), which has a Decatur mailing address, though it's not officially within the city limits.  He attended nearby Columbia High School. 

  

    

*Sorry, but I can't bring myself to participate in the goofy tendency to refer to him by all 3 names (Mark David Chapman).  I'd be willing to bet he was known simply as Mark Chapman before he murdered Lennon.  As far as I'm concerned, the use of all 3 of his names in the aftermath of his crime is an annoying media contrivance.

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