Introduction to Stone Mountain, Georgia
Stone Mountain, Georgia, in De Kalb county, is 13 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area. About 7,145 people live in Stone Mountain.
Stone Mountain History
Stone Mountain was named after its exposed granite dome, which is the largest in North America and stimulated the city's economy as a tourist attraction. Stone Mountain was initially a village called New Gibraltar. In 1864, the Georgia Legislature officially changed its name to Stone Mountain.
Stone Mountain and nearby Attractions
- APEX Museum
- Stone Mountain Park
- Tullie Smith Farm
- Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
- Yellow River Game Ranch
Things To Do In Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain Park stretches across 3,200 acres and is a popular tourist attraction. A number of annual events and festivals are held there as well. Local festivals include the Yellow Daisy Festival, the Indian Festival & Pow Wow and the Stone Mountain Christmas. Other nearby attractions are the Yellow River Game Ranch, the Wren's Nest, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the Atlanta History Center and the Braves Museum & Hall of Fame.
Stone Mountain Transportation
William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.
Stone Mountain Higher Education
Colleges near Stone Mountain are Agnes Scott College, Atlanta Christian College and the Atlanta Metropolitan College.