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Overview

Introduction to Atlanta, Texas

Atlanta, Texas, in Cass county, is 47 miles NW of Shreveport, Louisiana (center to center) and 154 miles E of Dallas, Texas.

Atlanta History

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.

Atlanta Transportation

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.

People

Total Population 5,635
Male Share of the Population 42.4%
Female Share of the Population 57.6%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,378
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 41.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,608
% Above Poverty Level 78.7%
% Below Poverty Level 21.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.1%
Median Gross Rent $526
Median House Value $80,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.9%
Irish 8.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Atlanta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles NW of Shreveport, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 154 miles E of Dallas, Texas
County Cass
Standard Zip Codes 75551
Phone Area Codes 903
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.113
Longitude -94.164

Atlanta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WRIGHT PATMAN DM & LK
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station TEXARKANA
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
Station TEXARKANA WEBB FIELD
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 53 F
Apr Temp 54 to 75 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 55 to 77 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Atlanta, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Galloway (75551)

Ofarrell (75551)

Smyrna (75551)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomburg 390 $37,917
Douglassville 150 $33,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Atlanta Public Libraries

Library
Atlanta Public Library
101 W HIRAM ST
Atlanta, Texas
(903) 796-2112

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Atlanta Hospitals

ATLANTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1007 SOUTH WILLIAMS STREET
(903) 799-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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