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Atlanta is the largest city in Georgia, and is the county seat for Fulton County. Originally Atlanta was built as the southern most stop of the Western and Atlantic railroad system. The stop was originally slated for Decatur, but the citizens rejected the idea, they did not want the population growth and pollution that would come along with a major transit hub. During the Civil War Atlanta was one of the last strong holds and major transit hubs for the Confederate forces. The battle that took...

Atlanta is the largest city in Georgia, and is the county seat for Fulton County. Originally Atlanta was built as the southern most stop of the Western and Atlantic railroad system. The stop was originally slated for Decatur, but the citizens rejected the idea, they did not want the population growth and pollution that would come along with a major transit hub. During the Civil War Atlanta was one of the last strong holds and major transit hubs for the Confederate forces. The battle that took place in 1864 left the city of Atlanta in ruin, over half of it being burned to the ground. Since then Atlanta has gone through many changes and several rebirth’s. Most Recently entering the 21st century Atlanta has been marked as the fastest growing cities in the country hitting a population growth rate over 20 %.

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