Introduction to Union City, Georgia
Union City, Georgia, in Fulton county, is 14 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is included in the Atlanta metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 11,621 people lived in Union City.
Union City History
The land on which the present day city of Union City sits was donated by Charles Simon Barrett, the newly elected president of the National Farmers Union. The land was donated in 1908 and designated as the land for the Union's headquarters. Barrett also constructed the headquarters building in this area, and the are was named Union City.
Union City and nearby Attractions
- Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
- APEX Museum
- Union Grove Church
- Dixie Lakes
- Dixie Lakes Park
- Atlanta Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Union City
Union City offers easy access to a large number of museums. At the APEX Museum, one can see African American exhibits, while the High Museum of Art showcases 19th and 20th century American art. The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum is another interesting location near Union City. Here one can view a large circular painting that depicts the 1864 Battle of Atlanta. The Atlanta Botanical Garden and Atlanta Farmers Market are also worth taking a look at.
Union City Transportation
The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is close by.
Union City Higher Education
The Atlanta Technical College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College and Clayton College and State University are all nearby.