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Smyrna, Georgia

Smyrna, Georgia

Smyrna, the “Jonquil City,” has a long and colorful history. Smyrna was first known as Ruffs Siding and later Varner’s Station. Eventually, the name Smyrna was given to the campground area. The name “Smyrna” is found in the Bible’s book of Revelation as the name of one of Paul the Apostle’s seven churches in Asia.

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 completion in 1842, the railroad had started Smyrna on its change from a frontier village to a growing community. The railroad helped establish the permanent location of the city and provided work for the townspeople. Gristmills and factories were also established in the 1840’s. These mills and factories played a prominent role in the early growth of the community.

However, by the close of the 19th century, Smyrna was primarily an agrarian community. While there was industry and the railroad, the economy was by then largely based on agriculture. Smyrna’s first brick building was erected in 1850. It was originally built as a boys academy, called Smyrna Institute. The building was later used as an officers’ training school, a hospital, and a house of worship. When General Sherman marched through Cobb County in 1864, it was the only building standing in the downtown area. This building stood on the site of the old Masonic Lodge that once stood on West Spring. On that site is now built the newest mixed-use development for the revitalized and active downtown area of Smyrna, GA

Attractions and Entertainment

Lodging – Smyrna, Georgia – Hotels & Motels
Hotels, Motels in Smyrna, Georgia – Review hotel photos, maps and amenities. Make hotel reservations. Multiple hotels and motels are listed in the Smyrna, GA area.

Community and News
Cobb County Chamber of Commerce  The Cobb Chamber’s mission is to strengthen the economy, promote the community, build solid relationships and promote quality service of Cobb County.
CEC En Crosspoint Encuentro- Crosspoint Prebyterian church wants to touch the lives of people in Smyrna-Vinings, South Cobb and Atlanta. We also want to influence education, social justice, business and institutions all around Atlanta.
Cumberland Community Church – The goal of Cumberland Community Church  is to do four things very well: 1) love people one at a time; 2) feed people the Word of God; 3) connect people to God through prayer & worship; and 4) motivate people to serve God.
Smyrna Assembly of God Church – Loving God! Loving People! Loving Life! …is the mission of Smyrna Assembly of God church. The church is located on Kings Spring Road in Smyrna, GA.
Smyrna, Georgia Official City Web Site – Smyrna is located about 10 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia and is considered an integral part of the Metro Atlanta area. Known as the “JonquilCity,” it derives this name from the thousands of jonquils that flourish in gardens and along the streets in early spring.

Government and Services
Cobb County – Official Cobb County Government web site.
The City of Smyrna, Georgia – City of Smyrna, GA official web site.

Health Services
Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna 

Industry and Professional
John Nicholson Web Design – John Nicholson Web Design is located in the Smyrna area and offers Web Design, Web Hosting and Internet Marketing services for businesses and non-profit organizations in metro Atlanta.
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Real Estate Agents and Real Estate Companies
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Restaurants and Dining

Retail and Shopping
Ed Voyles – Multi-dealership group selling Acura, Chrysler, Plymouth, Honda, Hyundai, Oldsmobile, and Subaru. Site includes used inventory and locations.