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Welcome to Georgia


State in the SE United States, the last of the Thirteen Colonies to be founded. It is bordered by Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina, and South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean.

 Area, 58,876 sq mi (152,489 sq km).
Pop, (2000) 8,186,453, an 26.4% increase since the 1990 census.
Capital and largest city, Atlanta. 
Nickname, Empire State of the South.
Motto, Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation.
State bird, brown thrasher.
State flower, Cherokee rose.
State tree, live oak.

Although the trade and service sectors supply the majority of jobs in Georgia, manufacturing and agriculture remain important to the state's economy. In addition, federal facilities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, near Atlanta; Fort Benning, near Columbus; and the Kings Bay naval base, contribute to the economy. 

Cotton, once Georgia's most valuable crop, has declined in importance; in the 1990s it was rivaled by peanuts, tobacco, and corn. Georgia is easily the nation's largest producer of peanuts. Tobacco is the principal crop in the central and southern sections of the state, peanuts in the southwest. Livestock and poultry raising account for the largest share of farm income; broilers, eggs, and cattle are major products. 


 The manufacture of textiles and textile products has long been Georgia's leading industry, centering mainly around Columbus, Augusta, Macon, and Rome. Other major manufactures include transportation equipment, foods, paper products, and chemicals. Automobile manufacturing is important around Atlanta. Much of Georgia is heavily forested with pine, and the state is a leading producer of lumber and pulpwood. Although the state is rich in minerals, mining is not as important as manufacturing and agriculture. The most valuable minerals produced are clays, stone, kaolin, iron ore, sand, and gravel. Georgia is famous for its fine marble.

*Information from Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition 

Community Information

MEDICAL                                                         

EMORY ADVENTIST HOSPITAL-SMYRNA
WELLSTAR HEALTH SYSTEMS
IN-TOWN HEALTH CARE

Atlanta Sports

ATLANTA BRAVES
ATLANTA FALCONS
ATLANTA HAWKS
ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY
ATLANTA THRASHERS

College Sports

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
AUBURN UNIVERSITY
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

Entertainment

COBB MUSEUM OF ART
COBB COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION
COBB SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
GEORGIA AQUARIUM
GEORGIA BALLET
KENNESAW MOUNTAIN NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK
PAULDING COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION
SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA
STONE MOUNTAIN PARK
WORLD OF COCA COLA
ZOO ATLANTA

Shopping

ARBOR PLACE MALL
LENOX SQUARE
NORTH GEORGIA PREMIUM OUTLETS
THE AVENUES AT WEST COBB
TOWN CENTER MALL
PHIPPS PLAZA
CUMBERLAND MALL
NORTH POINT MALL

School Information

Atlanta Public Schools

BARTOW COUNTY SCHOOLS
CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOLS
COBB COUNTY SCHOOLS
DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOLS
DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS
FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS
GWINNETT COUNTY SCHOOLS
PAULDING COUNTY SCHOOLS
GEORGIA SCHOOLS REPORT CARD

Colleges

COLLEGES IN GEORGIA

Paulding County remains one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States. At the center of Paulding's growth and development is the Paulding County business community.  Businesses of all sizes have a strong voice and powerful impact on important community issues.

Paulding County is a beautiful place in which to live or do business. Come find out why for yourself!

Paulding County Important Links:

  • Utilities:
    • Austell Gas - 770-948-1841 - 2838 - Joe Jerkins Blvd, PO Box 685, Austell, GA  30168
    • Bellsouth - 888-757-6500
    • Comcast Cable & High Speed Internet - 888-375-4888 - local # 404-266-2278
    • Dallas City Water, Sewer & Trash Department - 770-443-8110 - 129 E. Memorial Dr., Dallas, GA  30132 - CLICK HERE for Application
    • Greystone Power - 770-942-6576 - 120 GreyStone Power Boulevard
      Dallas, GA 30157 - Email:
      MemberServices@greystonepower.com
    • P-K Oil Co. - 770-445-6663 - 832 Seaboard Dr., Dallas, GA 30157-5548
    • Paulding County Water System - 770-222-6868 - 1723 Bill Carruth Parkway, Hiram, GA 30141
  • Entertainment & Recreation:
    • Movies 278 - Hiram - Paulding County movie theater with stadium seating.

Paulding County citizens today live in the best of both worlds. The attractions and advantages of living near Atlanta are available to them, while they enjoy life in a picturesque rural setting. Modern and traditional characteristics blend together. Architecture ranging from contemporary to antebellum styles can be found here. The communities of Paulding County are family-oriented and boast an excellent county-wide school system and a wide variety of activities for all interests.

Named for George Mifflin Dallas, vice president under James K. Polk, Dallas has been the county seat since 1851. A ten acre park and expansion of the downtown area have resulted from its charm and downtown retail potential.

Georgia's 89th county was named for John Paulding (1759-1818), who was a hero of the American Revolution. In 1780, Paulding assisted in the capture of Major John André, a British spy planning the seizure of West Point.

 

The region known today as Cobb County is situated on the Piedmont Plateau of north central Georgia. Traveling the modern, bustling streets and highways that criss-cross the country, it is hard to believe the loudest sounds once heard along these routes were the soft footfalls of Creek and Cherokee Indian moccasins. Yet today, the familiar names of Sweetwater, Sope, Allatoona and Kennesaw affirm the native American heritage of an area once dotted with Indian settlements and hunting grounds.

Today Cobb County, Georgia has a population of over 500,000 people and is as diverse in it's culture as it is in it's history.

Cobb County Important Links:

The metro Atlanta area offers much to see and do. From Six Flags over Georgia, Zoo Atlanta, and Stone Mountain to Underground Atlanta, the World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center, Centennial Olympic Park and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. Almost everywhere you turn, you are close to a park, world-class museum or shopping district. There are endless opportunities, and the excitement never ends!

Cobb County represents the best of Atlanta and Georgia. With nationally ranked educational systems, state-of-the-art infrastructure and lifestyle opportunities like no where else, Cobb has a lot to offer.

Cobb’s business community is at the center of our quality of life. The leadership provided by local, regional and national firms has defined Cobb as one of the premier destinations in the entire country for business relocation and growth. This is no accident. Visionary leadership in business and government and a genuine commitment to excellence by community leaders have created the Cobb County you will see profiled here.

Our community provides educational systems that are second to none and a fantastic blend of entertainment opportunities, state-of-the-art health systems and quality housing options in every price range and for every lifestyle. Due to fiscal responsibility and efficient management in government, property taxes are among the lowest in the metro-Atlanta area. Through the years, Cobb has earned its well deserved reputation as a great place to live, work and play.

 

 

The City of Douglasville has a rich history and a bright future. Douglasville truly has it all.

Located at a natural rise in the topography, Douglasville was originally known as Skint Chestnut. The name derived from a large tree used by Indians as a landmark, which was stripped of its bark so as to be more conspicuous.

Douglas County Important Links:

The Town of Douglasville was established by the Georgia General Assembly on February 25, 1875. The boundaries were as follows: The center shall be a point directly opposite the court house in said town, on the Georgia Western Railroad, thence running along the center of said road each way three-fourths of a mile, and extending one half mile each way from the center of said road, the form of said territory to be an oblong square.

An election was held on the first Saturday in March, 1875, and a mayor, treasurer, records (secretary), and marshall were chosen. Thus began the official history of Douglasville, today one of the most attractive, historic parts of the Atlanta metro area. As you might suspect, however, the real stories and history extend back much earlier than 1875.

The core area of downtown Douglasville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an historic district; an outstanding example of a turn-of-the-century southern railroad town. The majority of the buildings are one- and two-story brick structures dating from the mid-19th century into the early to mid-20th century. Most are of Victorian era commercial design set flush with the sidewalk. Styles of the buildings include Victorian with details of the Romanesque, Italiante, and Queen Anne periods. Many of the doorways and windows have Gothic arched openings and hooded windows. The dominant landscape feature is the railroad right-of-way running east-to-west through downtown.

 

Blessed with diverse terrain, a moderate climate and a more than ample water supply, Cherokee Countians have been abiding in this beautiful section of North Georgia since 1831. Before the white settlers began to stake down roots, thanks to the land and gold lotteries of this period, the proud Cherokee Indian nation inhabited these hallowed hills.

The Etowah River winds like a slow-moving snake through Cherokee County, which has evolved 162 years later as one of Georgia's fastest growing counties. The six communities of Cherokee County extend a cordial welcome...

Cherokee County Important Links:

 

  • Utilities:
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With its rapidly increasing population now exceeding 160,000, Cherokee County is averaging 10% business growth annually. Interstate-575 forms the county’s economic and transportation spine-providing exceptional accessibility and connectivity to the Atlanta and Southeast markets.

Cherokee County, nestled at the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains, has the highest mountains and most undeveloped land in metro Atlanta. The county’s adopted Township Plan has been heralded as the design of the future, providing room for quality growth while protecting the area’s many natural resources, scenic vistas, and comfortable residential lifestyle. Cherokee County, Georgia is the new signature address for technology companies seeking a power base in the Southeast to position themselves for new global expansion.

Cherokee County, Georgia is approximately 25 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, in the hub of the New South. Cherokee is a key part of the five county, North Atlanta suburban economic engine that leads the nation in growth. The county was rated by the American Business Chronicle as one of the counties with the greatest growth potential in America. At the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and on the rise of the Piedmont, Cherokee County offers pristine woodlands, beautiful lakes and convenient access to metropolitan Atlanta, U.S., and world markets. Served by excellent Interstate roadways, the Georgia Northeastern Railroad, and the Cherokee County Airport, businesses have convenient and efficient access to multiple transport modes.

Enjoy the good life...

All year long here in Cherokee County. The glitz and glamour of Atlanta have called to people from across the country — the city seems to whisper dine here, dance here, be entertained here.

Life in Cherokee County means being in the heart of the action. But, as residents will tell you, life in Cherokee County can also mean a different kind of recreation not found in many places--especially so close to a thriving city like Atlanta!

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