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Atlanta's principal airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, situated 8 miles south of downtown Atlanta. This is often claimed to be the busiest airport in the world, and it does have many flights from both US domestic and, to a lesser extent, international destinations.
It should be noted that Hartsfield is largely set up as a hub airport, with much of its traffic being transfer rather than arrival or departure traffic. The airport has a single groundside terminal, connected to 5 More...
Atlanta is in the Southeastern United States. It is the state of Georgia's capital and largest city.
Atlanta is essentially a place to live and work. There are many interesting things to see in the city, and arguably, it is well worth the trip from cities such as Chattanooga, TN or Athens, GA for big name concerts and excellent dining. Because of this, Atlanta has become a major conference and exhibition More...
Lake Oconee is a large man-made lake located between Atlanta and Augusta in Georgia.
Lake Oconee was formed in 1979 with the completion of Wallace Dam, impounding the waters of the Oconee and Appalachee Rivers. The lake is owned and managed by the Georgia Power company for the purpose of generating hydroelectric power.
The lake was originally rural in nature, a destination for fisherman and nature-lovers, but has become much more important in recent years as a rapidly growing community of luxury home neighborhoods. Lake Oconee is home More...
• Mary Mac's Tea Room, 224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, 404-876-1800. A landmark of southern cooking. Not fancy, just good. Open 11am - 9pm daily.
• The Varsity, 61 North Avenue, 404-881-1706. "Whitehaven, whatayahave, whatayahave?" Famous establishment, founded in 1928, located near Georgia Tech on North Avenue & Spring Street featuring fresh burgers, hot dogs, and other various fast fare. Visit the website so you'll be prepared: Hint: try "two dawgs walkin, ring one, and a large PC." Open Su-Th 10am - More...
Atlanta is home to some of the nation's best universities and colleges. The most prominent is probably Emory University, located just east of downtown in Druid Hills. Emory is a private research university with a top medical school, and is home to the excellent (and free) Michael C. Carlos Museum of Art and Archaeology . There are two undergraduate colleges, Emory College and Oxford College (in Oxford, Georgia); graduate and professional programs include the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Medical School, Law School, Goizueta Business School, Woodruff More...
Atlanta was originally founded as Terminus in 1836, the name reflecting its function as a railway terminus, and renamed Atlanta in 1847. Atlanta remains a key junction point of the US rail system, with several lines connecting in a complex of junctions within the downtown area.
During the American Civil War, the city became the target of a major Union invasion in the American Civil War as part of Union General William T. Sherman's March to the Sea. Union forces entered Atlanta on September 2nd, 1864 and Sherman ordered Atlanta burned to the ground on November 11 More...