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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Atlanta

The history of Atlanta dates back to 1836, when Georgia decided to build a railroad to the U.S. Midwest and a location was chosen to be the line's terminus. The stake marking the founding of "Terminus" was driven into the ground in 1837 (called the Zero Mile Post). In 1839, homes and a store were built there and the settlement grew.

www.answers.com/Q/What_was_the_original_name_of_Atlanta_Georgia

The name for the city of Atlanta was suggested by J. Edgar Thomson of the Georgia railroad company. The name proposed was Atlantica-Pacifica but it was quickly shortened to just Atlanta.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicknames_of_Atlanta

An 1859 industrial journal was among the first to note nicknames for Atlanta, Georgia:. An orator claimed for it the signification of "a city among the hills" while a writer has declared that it was the opposite of "rus in urbe" ("country in the city") and proclaimed it "'the city in the woods".. Since then, the city has known numerous nicknames.

www.aboutnorthgeorgia.com/ang/Origin_of_the_name_Atlanta

Atlanta was named by J. Edgar Thomson, Chief Engineer of the Georgia Railroad. Mr. Thomson gave varying stories about how he came up with the name, but our personal favorite is that the city was named for former Governor Wilson Lumpkin's daughter's. Her middle name was Atalanta, after the fleet-footed goddess.

www.atlantaga.gov/visitors/history

Atlanta has a long, rich history, some of which is touched upon on this page. Atlanta was founded in 1837 as the end of the Western & Atlantic railroad line (it was first named Marthasville in honor of the then-governor's daughter, nicknamed Terminus for its rail location, and then changed soon after to Atlanta, the feminine of Atlantic -- as in the railroad). Today the fast-growing city ....

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta

Atlanta (/ æ t ˈ l æ n t ə /) is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Georgia.With an estimated 2019 population of 506,811, it is also the 37th most populous city in the United States.The city serves as the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to more than 6 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the nation.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Atlanta_Falcons

1965–1969. On June 30, 1965, the Atlanta Falcons were born. The NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle granted ownership to Rankin M. Smith, Sr., the executive vice president of Life Insurance Company of Georgia. The name Falcons was suggested by Julia Elliott (1909–1990), a high school teacher from Griffin, Georgia who won a contest in 1965. Though 40 other contestants had also suggested the name ...

answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080116142803AAZx8nB

In 1842 it was named Marthasville. It was a hub of the Atlantic-pacific railroad. But in 1847, the name was changed to Atlanta.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah_ga

Savannah (/ s ə ˈ v æ n ə /) is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County.Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War, Savannah is today ...

www.answers.com/Q/What_was_the_original_name_of_the_city_of_Atlanta

The name for the city of Atlanta was suggested by J. Edgar Thomson of the Georgia railroad company. The name proposed was Atlantica-Pacifica but it was quickly shortened to just Atlanta.