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30303, 30305, 30306, 30307, 30308, 30309, 30310, 30311, 30312, 30313, 30314, 30315, 30316, 30317, 30318, 30319, 30324, 30326, 30327, 30329, 30330, 30331, 30334, 30336, 30339, 30342, 30345, 30346, 30349, 30350, 30360

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Atlanta is approximately 540,921 (2009), 420003 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 182,754 (1990), 185142 (2010).

The amount of land area in Atlanta is 343.0 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Atlanta is 132.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.8 sq kilometers.
The distance from Atlanta to Washington DC is 558 miles. The distance to the Georgia state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Atlanta is positioned 33.76 degrees north of the equator and 84.42 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Atlanta elevation is 738 to 1050 feet above sea level.
Atlanta median income is $48,865 (2008).

The Atlanta median home price is $254,600 (2008).

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Atlanta location: in the northwest portion of the Georgia. Other nearby communities include Druid Hills, North Druid Hills, Decatur, East Point, Gresham Park, Hapeville, North Decatur and Candler-McAfee.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Atlanta is temperate. Extremely cold temperatures are infrequent in Atlanta. Snowfall is also very rare. The wettest months are January and March with summer thunderstorms during a brief rainy season in July. Summers are usually warm and humid.
The weather in Atlanta is seasonal. Here is a weather page for Atlanta.
Atlanta average annual rainfall is 50.2 inches per year
Atlanta average annual snowfall is 2 inches per year.
Atlanta average temperature is (winter) 25-60; (spring-fall) 50-70's; (summer) 90+ degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Atlanta history:

A railroad surveyor pounded in a stake in the forest clearing in 1837, marking the beginning of Atlanta. It soon grew to be an important center for the region's manufacturing and railroad industries. During the Civil War, it was the Confederate arsenal. By 1864, General William Tecumseh Sherman had laid waste to the city reducing it to ashes. Not about to let the destruction get the city down, the people rebuilt, using the post-war reconstruction monies wisely to become once again a thriving city.

Because of the leveling of the city during the Civil War, few buildings pre-date those war years. This has helped Atlanta to avoid some of the blight problems of other cities of their era.

The Atlanta History Center
two homes on the national registry, a research archives and 33 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30305-1366
Phone: 404-814-4000
The center is housed in an 83,000 square foot building which chronicles the history of Atlanta. There are gardens and trails, including two historic homes, The Swan House and the Tullie Smith Farm.

Atlanta Preservation Center
To promote the preservation of Atlanta's architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes through education and advocacy.
327 St. Paul Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

A short history of Atlanta, Georgia 1860-1864 in a time-line style.
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Atlanta attractions:

Not only is Atlanta the capital of the state of Georgia, it is also the commercial, industrial and financial center of the southeast. There is a aura of the gracious air of Southern life here. You can go from skyscrapers downtown to beautiful southern mansions with rows of trees and gardens.

Atlanta Botanical Gardens
located in Piedmont Park
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-876-5859
The garden has 30 acres containing many types of plants. Garden areas include: herb, Chinese rock, rose, and vegetable. There are walking trails through a hardwood forest and also the Fuqua Conservatory for other botanical displays. You need to allow a minimum of 1 hour to begin to explore this garden.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
A non-profit community arts center offering classes and workshops for all ages. Other presentations and exhibits are also offered throughout the year.
980 Briarcliff Rd., N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
Phone: 404-872-5338

The Wren's Nest House Museum
Home of Joel Chandler Harris, of the Uncle Remus Tales
1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30310
Phone: 404-753-7735

Carter Presidential Center and Museum of the Jimmy Carter Library
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307-1498
Phone: 404-753-7735
More than 27 million documents, photographs and other memorabilia from the Carter Administration are housed here. There is also a multimedia exhibit of the terms of the first 39 presidents of the country. Other aspects of this center include Global 2000, the Carter-Menil Human Rights Foundation, the Carter Center of Emory University among others. Not all of these facilities are open to the public.

The Georgia Dome
Home of the Atlanta Falcons and premier facility

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Rd. N.E.
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404-929-6300
Dioramas, films and exhibits help to portray the history of the state. "A Walk Through Time in Georgia" shows natural history of the earth. An IMAX Theater is located here.

>Georgia State Capitol
Washington St. between Mitchell St. and Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.
Phone: 404-463-4536
This capitol was patterned after the US Capitol building. Gold leaf covers the dome. There are several museums within the building.
State Capitol website

Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave. S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30315
Phone: 404-624-5600
More than 1,000 animals are here on 37 acres. Its reptile collection and childrens zoo are well-known. There is an African Rain Forest among the many displays. Changing animal exhibits are also at the zoo.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
449 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: 404-526-8900
Located on 23.5 acres, this site includes the birthplace, church and grave of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Guided tours are available.

The Road to Tara Museum
Located in Jonesboro's 1867 historic Train Depot
Phone: 800 662-7829 for tour times and reservations
One of the largest collections of "Gone with the Wind" memorabilia. Dolls, sketches, period costumes and a documentary film are among the features of the museum.

Margaret Mitchell House & Museum
990 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 404-249-7015
Guided, anecdotal tours, museum galleries, movie memorabilia, museum shop and more.

Six Flags over Georgia
12 miles west of Downtown Atlanta
Phone: 770-948-9290
A 331 acre park with over 100 rides, attractions and shows. Rides range from the tame to the wild and crazy. Musical, audience participation, diving shows are among the offerings daily. Fee for admission.

The New World of Coca-Cola
121 Baker St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404-676-5151
Take a fascinating tour of Coca-Cola history with museums, interactive displays, and many artifacts providing an informative and fun day.

Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum
In Historic Grant Park next to Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30315
Phone: 404-658-7625
The Story is Waiting for you!
Really get inside the story of the Civil War and Atlanta. Many artifacts and memorabilia are also available for viewing.

CNN Studio Tour
in downtown Atlanta
Phone: 877-4CNNTOUR
see website for additional information

Turner Field
Home of the Braves!
755 Hank Aaron Drive
Atlanta, GA 30315
Executive offices Phone: 404-522-7630 Tour Information: 404-614-2310

Atlanta Braves Baseball Club
600 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta. GA 30308-3607 Phone: 404-249-6400

Robert L. Staton Rose Garden
Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Drive, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
Phone: 404-378-4311
Over 1,300 roses are groomed to perfection in this garden maintained by the Fernbank Science Center.

Museum of Design Atlanta
Phone: 404-979-6455

High Museum Of Art
1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309-3502
Phone: 404-733-4400
Collections of European, American, African, contemporary, folk and decorative art, photography, and an array of special exhibitions.

Metropolitan Museum Of Art
3393 Peachtree Rd NE # 3096
Atlanta, GA 30326-1109
Phone: 404-264-1424

Atlanta Civic Center
395 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-523-6275
The largest stage in the southeast

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
535 Means St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone: 404-688-1970

William Breman Jewish Museum
1440 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: 678-222-3700

APEX Museum
135 Auburn Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-523-2739
The African American Panoramic Experience - Established 1978

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Stone Mountain Park
Mailing address:
Stone Mountain Park
P.O. Box 778
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30086
16 miles east of downtown Atlanta, Georgia, on Highway 78. For 24-hour Park information call 770-498-5690 within the metro Atlanta area or 1-800-317-2006 outside metro Atlanta.
Home to the world's largest relief carving on the world's largest mass of exposed granite, Stone Mountain Park is often referred to as "the Eighth Wonder of the World." Visitors can explore 3,200 acres of breathtaking scenery, pristine lakes, forestland, spectacular flora and miles of nature trails. In addition, we offer the greatest variety of recreational and entertainment activities including unique attractions, tennis, golf, fishing, hiking and camping.

Children's Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404-659-5437

For more inforamtion on Atlanta, see this informative visitor's guide

Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313


Joel Chandler Harris - (c. 1848-1908) authored the well-loved Uncle Remus Tales.
"The Uncle Remus Tales constitute the greatest body of folklore that America has produced." (James Weldon Johnson 1921)

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Atlanta economy: Many large corporations and businesses are based here in Atlanta. The economy is diverse with all sectors represented. The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is one of the largest employers.

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