Monday, July 30, 2012

Cobb County, Austell, Georgia #1

Cobb County: 30106, 30168

1. Austell was originally known as Salt Springs, GA because of a natural spring located near a salt lick that was believed to have medicinal properties.

2. It was a known resort destination for its therapeutic healing.

3. Glen Owen (G.O.) Mozley owned 240 acres of what is now Austell. He auctioned plots and laid down plans that included streets.

4. It was also called Glendale, Cincinatti Junction & Irvine until in 1885 it was incorporated as a city and its current name was finalized.

5. Austell is named after General Alfred Austell (1814-1881) who played an instrumental role in bringing major railways to the South.

6. Georgia Pacific Railway used Austell as a station depot that connected trains to either Birmingham or Chattanooga.

Austell is my home and I've lived here roughly 9 years. My parents & I moved here after my high school graduation. In 2006, My husband & I bought our 1st house less than 2 miles away. Austell is a small city that a lot of people in North Georgia have never heard of but guess what? It's home to the biggest amusement park in the whole state. It's also home to 1 of only 5 public golf courses in the county.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Vicki Travels Georgia

Georgia has:

* 159 counties
* 954 zip codes
*601 cities/municipal corporations
*58 census designated places
*several (no way of knowing now) unincorporated areas that are NOT designated.

So with all of that information, I've put out a challenge for myself. To travel the whole state of Georgia. To visit each AND every community whether its a city, designated place or unincorporated area. Whether the population is over 400,000 or under 50, I will travel there. I will travel from Abba to Zebulon (in no particular order) and blog about each & every stop along the way.

I'm originally from Michigan but I've lived in Georgia for over 24 years so I consider myself a "Georgia Peach." I lived briefly in Fulton County, a little over a year in Gwinnett County but most of my has been spent in Cobb County. I live in Cobb, work in Cobb & stay in Cobb! This challenge is exactly what I need to get out(side) of Cobb.

My travels will be in no particular order. Sometimes I'll travel to cities that I've already been to but most importantly I'll visit a lot of cities that I've only heard of. This blog is my documentation of where I'm going, why & what I did once I got there.
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