Introduction to Clarkston, Georgia
Located in De Kalb county, Clarkston, Georgia, is 9 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is in the Atlanta area.
The origin of the city of Clarkston can be traced back to the 1830s, when Georgia Railroad constructed a rail line through the area. It connected the merchants of Athens with the outlets in South Carolina and Augusta. The community was originally named 'New Siding,' in honor of Jake New, who was a section foreman working for the Georgia Railroad. The city of Clarkston was officially incorporated into the state in the year 1882. It was named 'Clarkston' in honor of W. W. Clark, a Director of the Georgia Railroad and the Covington Railroad.
Clarkston and nearby Attractions
- Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
- Braves Museum & Hall of Fame
- Stone Mountain Park
- Margaret Mitchell House and Museum
- Panola Mountain State Park
- Root House Museum
Things To Do In Clarkston
The city of Clarkston is home to several museums such as the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Braves Museum & Hall of Fame, Southeastern Railway Museum, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, and Gwinnett History Museum. It is also home to golf courses such as the Little Mountain Golf Course, Heritage Golf Club, and Charlie Yates Golf Course. The city also houses Georgia's Stone Mountain State Park, Crowley Family Mausoleum, Malibu Grand Prix Family Entertainment Center, and Atlanta Botanical Gardens. The Zoo Tavern, Zoo Atlanta, and Georgia Aquarium are ideal destinations for a trip with family and friends.
The closest major international airport is The William B Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.
Clarkston Higher Education
Higher education is available at DeKalb Technical College, Clark Atlanta University, Emory University, and Georgia State University.