Site of the 1996 Olympics
Site of the 1996 Olympics
 
 
Atlanta's skyline
Atlanta's skyline
 
 
Southern style mansion
Southern style mansion
 
 
Home of the Atlanta Braves baseball team
Home of the Atlanta Braves baseball team
 
 
State capitol building of Georgia
State capitol building of Georgia
 
 
The High Museum
The High Museum
 
 
The flag of Atlanta, Georgia
The flag of Atlanta, Georgia
 
Atlanta,<br> Georgia
Topic(s):   Cities (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Nickname The Big Peach and The Dogwood City
State Georgia
Started 1847
Population 463,878 (2016 Population Estimate by U.S. Census Bureau)
Landmarks Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, Coca-Cola Museum

Atlanta has had three names. It was once called Terminus. It was also called Marthasville. Atlanta started as a busy railroad town. In a war between the states, Atlanta was set on fire. Railroad tracks and bridges were ruined. Atlanta had to build again.

Margaret Mitchell was a writer from Atlanta. She wrote a book about the war. It was called Gone with the Wind. The book won a special prize.

Visitors can visit the Cyclorama. It is a large painting that circles all around a huge room. It tells the story of the battle of Atlanta.

Atlanta is the capital of Georgia. The capital building in Atlanta was built to look like the capitol building of the United States. The roof of the capitol building is made from Georgia gold. The statue on the top is Miss Freedom. She holds a sword to honor soldiers.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta. He was a great leader for civil rights. The Nobel Peace Prize was given to Dr. King.

John Pemberton was a pharmacist. He invented Coca-Cola in Atlanta. You can learn more about soda pop at The World of Coca-Cola Museum.

The Summer Olympic Games were held in Atlanta in 1996. People came from all over the world. They wanted to see athletes win gold medals. Atlanta's newest sight is the Georgia Aquarium. It is the largest aquarium in the world!

Many people visit Atlanta every year to tour its many sights.

Resource information

UNITED STATES QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau. Census.gov, Mar. 2017, www.census.gov/quickfacts/.

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