Introduction to Austell, Georgia
Located in Cobb county, Austell, Georgia, is 10 miles SW of Marietta, Georgia (center to center) and 14 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is considered part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Austell has a population of 5,359 residents.
Austell was established in 1885, named after General Alfred Austell. Initially, Austell was a preferred hunting spot and was known as Salt Springs. Later, the Methodist Christians built a great arbor at Lithia Springs and started holding annual camp meetings in the present-day territory of Austell. Soon after, some of the people liked it there so much they settled there permanently. Mr. G.O. Mozeley, then owner of the property around Austell, eventually sub-divided an area of 40 acres and this led to the birth of the city. The Georgia-Pacific railway line led to the development of Austell.
Austell and nearby Attractions
- Silver Cornet Trail
- Marietta Museum of History
- Piedmont Park
- Cobb county Youth Museum
- Barrington Hall
- Sweetwater Creek State Park
Things To Do In Austell
There are many museums in the area, such as the Marietta Museum of History, Cobb County Youth Museum, and the APEX Museum. Piedmont Park and Sweetwater Creek State Park host many recreational facilities. Nearby is the Barrington Hall, Tullie Smith Farm, and Silver Cornet Trail.
The closest airport to the city is The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.
Austell Higher Education
Higher education is available at Life University, Clark Atlanta University, and Southern Polytechnic State University.