Introduction to Smyrna, Georgia
Smyrna, Georgia, in Cobb county, is 5 miles SE of Marietta, Georgia and 11 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is considered part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Smyrna has a population of 40,999.
The first European settlers in the area came sometime around 1832. They built a religious encampment called Smyrna Camp, which became a popular travel destination. It began to grow significantly after 1842, when the Western and Atlantic Railroad was completed. In 1872, it was incorporated as Smyrna.
Smyrna and nearby Attractions
- Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
- Concord Bridge
- Smyrna Museum
- Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
- Fox Creek Golf Club
- Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Things To Do In Smyrna
Smyrna is a lively and vibrant city which provides numerous facilities for recreation and entertainment. The downtown area is called 'The Village Green' and has a community center, library, retail establishments and dining outlets. The Village Green serves as the venue of family events and summer concerts. The city also has facilities like jogging trails, parks, public golf courses, lighted tennis courts, pools and more.
Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.
Smyrna Higher Education
Facilities for higher education are available at Life University, the Southern Polytechnic State University, Chattahoochee Technical College and Morehouse College.