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Facts About Smyrna
Smyrna is a city in Cobb County, Georgia, United States. It is located northwest of Atlanta, and is in the inner ring of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 51,271.The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population in 2013 to be 53,438. It is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs–Roswell MSA, which is included in the Atlanta–Athens–Clarke–Sandy Springs CSA. Smyrna grew by 28% between the years 2000 and 2012. It is historically one of the fastest growing cities in the State of Georgia, and one of the most densely populated cities in the metro area. Pioneers began settling the area in 1832. By the late 1830s, a religious encampment called Smyrna Camp Ground had become a popular travel destination and was well known throughout Georgia. It was named by Greeks for the Biblical city of Smyrna, modern day Izmir in Turkey, the home of the famous Christian martyr Polycarp. The railroad once played a fairly significant role in Smyrna’s development. In 1836 the construction of a railroad began through Cobb County, and by the date of its completion in 1842, the railroad had grown Smyrna from a frontier village to a growing community. Gristmills and factories also sprang up in the 1840s, and both of these played a prominent role in the early growth of the community.
Telegraph service was established along the railroad track in 1851. The Ruff family purchased the existing grist mill near the covered bridge in the 1855 and renamed it Ruff’s mill. They also purchased the adjacent large home After the completion of the Western and Atlantic Railroad in 1842, the area began to grow. It was known by several names until 1872 Varner’s Station, Ruff’s Siding, Neal Dow, and Ruff’s Station. Civil War battles in the area took place in the first week of July 1864. On July 2, Confederate General Johnston withdrew from Kennesaw Mountain south towards the Smyrna Camp Ground and to the Nickajack Creek area four miles to the west. The Battle of Smyrna Camp Ground took place on July 3 and the Battle of Ruff’s Mill at Nickajack Creek occurred on July 4. Most of the buildings in the area were burned by Sherman’s troops. Notable exceptions were the Smyrna Academy which served as a Confederate and Union hospital, Ruff’s Mill, the Ruff family home and the Gann House.
An important historical fact of the time to remember was that Americans in 1861 did not identfy themselves primarily as Americans. They were far more likely to first identify themselves by their state of birth (i.e. Georgians, New Yorkers, Texans) and secondarily as a citizen of the union of states. Today’s unifying belief that we are Americans first was cemented in the public’s mind later in the century. The city was incorporated with the name Smyrna in 1872.
As of the 2014 census, there were 51,271 people, with 25% growth since 2000. There were 23,002 households. The population density was 3,300 people per square mile (1,300/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 46.63% African American, 31.6% White, 0.4% Native American, 4.9% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, and 3.1% from two or more races. 14.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.The population was distributed by age as follows: 22.6% under the age of 18, 18.8% from 18 to 29, 20% from 30 to 39, 14.9% from 40 to 49, 14.2% from 50–64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. As of 2011, 52.6% of Smyrna residents live in families with an average of 2.2 people per household.
Smyrna is a lively and vibrant city which provides numerous facilities for recreation and entertainment. The downtown area is called ‘The Village Green’ and has a community center, library, retail establishments and dining outlets. The Village Green serves as the venue of family events and summer concerts. The city also has facilities like jogging trails, parks, public golf courses, lighted tennis courts, pools and more.
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