ByRebecca Raymer, writer at Creators.co
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Rebecca Raymer

SPOILER ALERT: Glenn did not die by that dumpster in the third episode of season 6 of The Walking Dead, as we had been led to believe. However, the location where the scene was filmed now has an outline of where Glenn was getting all bloody in the alley.

Glenn's body outline
Glenn's body outline

The outline marks the approximate spot of Glenn's seeming demise. I'm not sure if a fan commemorated this spot, or if one of the people of Hampton, Georgia, marked it so fans would know where to look. Regardless, the city of Hampton is now a Walking Dead tourist stop.

Most of S6E3 was filmed in downtown Hampton, a small town south of Atlanta. The sign for Deason's Heat & Air, Inc, can just barely be read in the scene where Glenn, Michonne, and company show up on Main Street.

Deason's Heat & Air
Deason's Heat & Air

Like many rural Georgia towns, Hampton sits alongside a railroad track, and it's original downtown strip is lined with the Rockwell-esque street lamps. In the Walking Dead episode, they are easily identifiable among the ruins and chaos of a post-apocalyptic world.

Hampton's section of railroad tracks.
Hampton's section of railroad tracks.

Across the street from Deason's is the Quick Shop, which is easily spotted in the Thank You episode, and in the below photo (on the left), you can see one of the iconic murals that are also seen in many small Georgia towns.

There is no public restroom in the Quck Shop.
There is no public restroom in the Quck Shop.

Obviously, real-life Hampton is not covered in trash and littered with bodies. It is actually a very tidy place that boasts the Atlanta Motor Speedway, a Nascar Mecca. There is no sign of that huge, modern facility downtown, though. Instead, quaint storefronts sit along the road, buffered by sidewalks and parking spaces.

Old fashioned storefronts
Old fashioned storefronts

The above photo shows where the pet shop scene was filmed - still on Main Street, it is the unmarked storefront, currently unoccupied by any business. The red awning in the right side of the shot is where Annie was injured, then overcome by the walker herd.

Close up of the pet shop.
Close up of the pet shop.

Between the pet shop and the red awning is the entrance to the alley where zombies gathered and feasted on Sturgess, one of the hapless Alexandrians who succumbed to panic. Below is the other end of the alley, on Cherry Street, where that scene was filmed.

Oopsies, Sturgess.
Oopsies, Sturgess.

Keep going down Cherry, and you will hit James Street, the intersection at which Glenn and Nicholas had to make a decision on which direction to go.

James Cherry Oneway
James Cherry Oneway

And that is where we first encounter it: the Dumpster of Doom. The dumpster is no longer there, but as seen in the first photo of this article, the spot is marked with a body outline. One of the people working in the shops backing up to this location was really nice when I was checking out this spot. I wasn't the first Walking Dead fan he'd come across, and assured me I wasn't trespassing.

Dumpster Alley
Dumpster Alley

Once again, Walking Dead Locations on Facebook was an invaluable resource for finding and chronicling the material for this article; they also have videos of the locations they visit interspersed with scenes from the show.

If you have any locations you'd like me to cover in the Atlanta area, just let me know in the comments, and I will do my best!

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