Introduction to Hapeville, Georgia
Hapeville, Georgia, in Fulton county, is 6 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia. The city, which is part of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area (MSA), has about 6,180 residents.
Creek Nation Indians, who were among the original inhabitants of this region, ceded a large tract of land to the whites in 1821. Initially, the area consisted primarily of individual farm settlements of the Cash, Mangum, Thrailkill, Sims, and Hape families. In 1853, this land became part of Fulton County and on September 16, 1891, the village of Hapeville was chartered by Hapeville's first Mayor, Dr. Samuel Hape. In 1929, the City of Atlanta purchased land which was owned by Asa G. Candler, Jr., and established a municipal airport, which was known as the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. This airport soon became the world's busiest airport. The Ford Assembly Plant was established in Hapeville in 1947, and the Airport Hilton opened in 1960. Both events played major roles in the economic growth of the community.
Hapeville and Nearby Attractions
- Cobb County Youth Museum
- Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
- Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum
- Zoo Atlanta
- Stone Mountain Park
- Atlanta Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Hapeville
The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum showcases large circular paintings depicting the 1864 Battle of Atlanta, while the APEX Museum's displays reflect the African American history of Georgia. The Georgia State Museum of Science and Industry, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, and Braves Museum & Hall of Fame are among other museums located within 10 miles of Hapeville. The city also offers easy access to other historical sites such as the Tullie Smith Farm, Wren's Nest, and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Site. The Stone Mountain Park has nature trails, a tennis center, and amenities for swimming and fishing. Visitors to this park can also see the figures of Confederacy President Jefferson Davis, Lt. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and Gen. Robert E. Lee, that are carved in the granite of the mountain. Other popular attractions include the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Yellow River Game Ranch, Zoo Atlanta, and the Atlanta Farmers Market.
The William B Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is the closest major airport.
Hapeville Higher Education
Colleges close to the city of Hapeville include the Georgia State University, Morehouse College, and Clark Atlanta University.