Atlanta

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Atlanta is the capital of, and the most populous city in, the U.S. state of Georgia.wikipedia
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Atlanta metropolitan area

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The city serves as the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.8 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the nation.
Its economic, cultural and demographic center is Atlanta, and has an estimated 2017 population of 5,884,736 according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

List of municipalities in Georgia (U.S. state)

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Atlanta is the capital of, and the most populous city in, the U.S. state of Georgia.
The largest municipality by population in Georgia is Atlanta, with 420,003 residents, and the smallest municipality by population is Edge Hill, with 24 residents.

Georgia (U.S. state)

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Atlanta is the capital of, and the most populous city in, the U.S. state of Georgia.
Atlanta, the state's capital and most populous city, has been named a global city.

Fulton County, Georgia

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Atlanta is the seat of Fulton County, the most populous county in Georgia.
Its county seat is Atlanta, the state capital.

DeKalb County, Georgia

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A small portion of the city extends eastward into neighboring DeKalb County.
It contains roughly 10% of the city of Atlanta (the other 90% lies in Fulton County).

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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During the modern era, Atlanta has attained international prominence as a major air transportation hub, with Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport being the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998.
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, also known as Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield, or Hartsfield–Jackson, is an international airport 7 mi south of downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Western and Atlantic Railroad

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The city's name derives from that of the Western and Atlantic Railroad's local depot, signifying the town's growing reputation as a transportation hub.
The Western & Atlantic Railroad of the State of Georgia (W&A) is a government-owned railroad (by the State of Georgia) and is currently leased by CSX, which CSX operates in the southeastern United States from Atlanta, Georgia to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Atlanta tree canopy

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Atlanta has topographic features that include rolling hills and dense tree coverage, earning it the nickname of "the city in a forest."
The city of Atlanta, Georgia has a reputation as the "city in a forest" due to its abundance of trees, uncommon among major cities.

Chattanooga, Tennessee

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The initial route was to run southward from Chattanooga to a terminus east of the Chattahoochee River, which would then be linked to Savannah.
Chattanooga lies 118 mi northwest of Atlanta, Georgia, 112 mi southwest of Knoxville, Tennessee, 134 mi southeast of Nashville, Tennessee, 102 mi northeast of Huntsville, Alabama, and 147 mi northeast of Birmingham, Alabama.

Sherman's March to the Sea

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During the American Civil War, the city was almost entirely burned to the ground in General William T. Sherman's famous March to the Sea.
The campaign began with Sherman's troops leaving the captured city of Atlanta on November 15 and ended with the capture of the port of Savannah on December 21. His forces followed a "scorched earth" policy, destroying military targets as well as industry, infrastructure, and civilian property and disrupting the Confederacy's economy and its transportation networks.

Peachtree Creek

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Standing Peachtree, a Creek village where Peachtree Creek flows into the Chattahoochee River, was the closest Indian settlement to what is now Atlanta.
Peachtree Creek is a major stream in Atlanta.

Five Points, Atlanta

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After engineers surveyed various possible locations for the terminus, the "zero milepost" was driven into the ground in what is now Five Points.
Five Points is a district of Atlanta, Georgia, United States, the primary reference for the downtown area.

Atlanta Campaign

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In 1864, the Union Army moved southward following the capture of Chattanooga and began its invasion of north Georgia.
The Atlanta Campaign was a series of battles fought in the Western Theater of the American Civil War throughout northwest Georgia and the area around Atlanta during the summer of 1864.

List of United States cities by population

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With an estimated 2017 population of 486,290, it is also the 38th most-populous city in the United States.

Battle of Atlanta

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The region surrounding Atlanta was the location of several major army battles, culminating with the Battle of Atlanta and a four-month-long siege of the city by the Union Army under the command of General William Tecumseh Sherman.
The Battle of Atlanta was a battle of the Atlanta Campaign fought during the American Civil War on July 22, 1864, just southeast of Atlanta, Georgia.

History of the Georgia Institute of Technology

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By 1885, the founding of the Georgia School of Technology (now Georgia Tech) and the Atlanta University Center had established Atlanta as a center for higher education.
Founded on October 13, 1885, in Atlanta as the Georgia School of Technology, the university opened in 1888 after the construction of Tech Tower and a shop building and only offered one degree in mechanical engineering.

List of the busiest airports

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During the modern era, Atlanta has attained international prominence as a major air transportation hub, with Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport being the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998.
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Chattahoochee River

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Standing Peachtree, a Creek village where Peachtree Creek flows into the Chattahoochee River, was the closest Indian settlement to what is now Atlanta.
From its source in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Chattahoochee River flows southwesterly to Atlanta and through its suburbs.

Savannah, Georgia

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In 1836, the Georgia General Assembly voted to build the Western and Atlantic Railroad in order to provide a link between the port of Savannah and the Midwest.
Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta.

Leo Frank

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In 1913, Leo Frank, a Jewish-American factory superintendent, was convicted of the murder of a 13-year-old girl in a highly publicized trial.
Leo Max Frank (April 17, 1884August 17, 1915) was an American factory superintendent who was convicted in 1913 of the murder of a 13-year-old employee, Mary Phagan, in Atlanta, Georgia.

James Calhoun

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On the next day, Mayor James Calhoun surrendered Atlanta to the Union Army, and on September 7, Sherman ordered the city's civilian population to evacuate.
James M. Calhoun (February 12, 1811 – October 1, 1875) was the 16th Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia during the American Civil War, best known as the recipient of Union General William T. Sherman's famous "war is cruelty" (often misquoted as "war is hell") letter.

Marthasville, Georgia

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By 1842, the town had six buildings and 30 residents and was renamed "Marthasville" to honor the Governor's daughter.
Marthasville was an early name for Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta race riot

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Increased racial tensions led to the Atlanta Race Riot of 1906, which left at least 27 people dead and over 70 injured.
The Atlanta race riot of 1906 was an attack of armed white mobs against African Americans in Atlanta, Georgia (United States), which began the evening of September 22 and lasted through September 24, 1906.

Milledgeville, Georgia

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Due to the city's superior rail transportation network, the state capital was moved from Milledgeville to Atlanta in 1868.
Milledgeville was preceded as the capital city by Louisville and was succeeded by Atlanta, the current capital.

Marietta, Georgia

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He was hanged in Marietta by a lynch mob in 1915 after having his death sentence commuted, an event which deeply impacted the Jewish community in Atlanta and across the country.
Marietta is the fourth largest of the principal cities (by population) of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area.