Introduction to Atlanta, Texas
This town was founded in 1971, when the Texas and Pacific Railway was established. It was named Atlanta because many of the new settlers were from Atlanta, Georgia. The first post office was built in 1871. Until 1890, the area flourished as a result of the local lumber industry. In 1929, the town was incorporated. The Rodessa oilfield, which opened in 1935, shielded the city from the worst consequences of the Great Depression. Today, the town's growth is fueled by agriculture, forestry, tourism, and the oil industry.
Atlanta and Nearby Attractions
- Millwood State Park
- Clinton Birthplace
- Tex-Ark Antique Auto Museum
- Discovery Place
- Old Washington Historic State Park
Things To Do In Atlanta
The Discovery Place features a sound wall, a costume theatre, and other sound equipment. Auto related exhibits pertaining to the region are displayed at the Tex-Ark Antique Auto Museum. Steam train rides are available from the Jefferson Railway Depot. Situated on Lake Wright Patman Dam, the Atlanta State Park offers swimming, boating, fishing, picnicking, biking, and camping opportunities. A town with courthouses, weapons museum, and blacksmith's shop has been preserved since the 19th century at the Old Washington Historic State Park.
Shreveport Regional Airport is nearby.
Atlanta Higher Education
Texas A&M University - Texarkana, Texarkana College, and Southern University at Shreveport are located close to Atlanta.