Introduction to Warner Robins, Georgia
Warner Robins, Georgia, in Houston county, is 15 miles S of Macon, Georgia and 90 miles SE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Macon metropolitan statistical area. About 48,804 people live in Warner Robins.
Warner Robins History
The area now known as Warner Robins was initially just a train stop for local farmers. At that time, it was known as York. The name was later changed to Wellston. However, in order to obtain a large military base during World War II, the area was renamed Warner Robins in honor of Brigadier General Augustine Warner Robins. The city was hit by the devastating F4 tornado in April of 1953. Warner Robins is also nicknamed the "International City," due to its large number of residents from different nations. BusinessWeek Magazine placed this city on its 2009 list of The Best Places to Raise Your Kids in Georgia.
Warner Robins and nearby Attractions
- Museum of Aviation
- Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame
- Ocmulgee National Monument
- Wilkinson Lake
- Sandy Run Golf Club
- Lockerly Arboretum
Things To Do In Warner Robins
The Ocmulgee National Monument is an interesting site near the city of Warner Robins, showcasing exhibits from the time of the Ice-Age hunters to the Muscogee people. Other historic sites nearby include the Cannonball House & Museum, the Hay House, the Woodruff House and the Sidney Lanier Cottage. The Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base, spread over an area of 43 acres, displays a variety of aircrafts and missiles. Watson Central Shopping Center, Robins Plaza Shopping Center, Williams Plaza Shopping Center and Houston Mall Shopping Center are also popular among shoppers. In addition, the city of Warner Robins hosts the Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival every October.
Warner Robins Transportation
Robins AFB Airport can be reached in a few minutes.
Warner Robins Higher Education
Middle Georgia Technical College is the local institute of higher education. Also nearby is Mercer University, Macon State College and the Central Georgia Technical College.