Introduction to Monroe, Georgia
Monroe, Georgia, in Walton county, is 22 miles SW of Athens, Georgia and 38 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is included in the Atlanta metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 11,407 people lived in Monroe.
Monroe was originally known as Spring Place. The city was later named after James Monroe, the 5th President of United States. In 1821, it became the county seat. Monroe is also known as the City of Governors, as four Georgia Governors were born or grew up here.
Monroe and nearby Attractions
- McDaniel Tichenor House
- Church - Waddel - Brumby House
- Hard Labor Creek State Park
- Georgia Museum of Art
- Yellow River Game Ranch
- Zoo Atlanta Playspace
Things To Do In Monroe
While in the city of Monroe, you can visit the Davis Edwards House and the McDaniel - Tichenor House. Club Park, Monroe Commercial Historic District, Hammond Street Park, the East Church Street Historic District, Dennis Coker City Park, Mathews Park, Monland Place Historic District and the McDaniel Street Historic District are also popular destinations in Monroe. In addition, the city organizes several recreational events all through the year.
Air transportation is available from Athens-Ben EPPS Airport.
Monroe Higher Education
Gwinnett Technical College, Gainesville College, Emory University and the University of Georgia are among the nearby institutes of higher education.