Warner Robins is located in Houston County in central Georgia, about 100 miles south of Atlanta. Neighboring Peach County is also considered part of the Warner Robins Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of the town as of 2013 was 72,531 with a median age of 30.6 years, a little over five years younger than the median age for the state.Continue Reading
Warner Robins was founded in 1942 and named for General Augustine Warner Robins of the U.S. Air Force. It was incorporated as a city in 1956. It is considered home to Robins Air Force Base, which was built in the area in 1942 during the height of World War II, though the base is just outside the city limits. The town of Warner Robins was named after the general because the first commander of the base wanted to name the base after him, and regulations dictated that the base be named after the nearest town.
Warner Robins is the site of the Museum of Aviation, located next to the base. It is one of the largest tourist attractions for the state of Georgia outside of Atlanta. The museum contains 85 historic aircraft and the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.
Youth baseball and softball are important recreational activities in Warner Robins. Since 2008, the city has been the Southeast Region Headquarters of Little League Baseball and Softball. The Warner Robins Little League baseball team won the Little League World Series by defeating Japan in 2007, and the city's girls' Little League softball team won back-to-back world championships in 2009 and 2010.Learn more about The South