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Town Names in Georgia

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What does your city name mean? If it doesn't have a meaning where does it come from? Maybe this will become interesting......

Willacoochee is thought to mean: Home of the Wildcat

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Douglasville and Douglas County:

Stephen Douglas, the famous Civil War (and Late antebellum) orator and congressman.

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Does anyone know why "Atlanta" was actually chosen for the name? I know it used to be called Terminus, and later Marthasville.

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Atlanta was chosen so that the city would have a more official sounding name than Marthasville.

The name Atlanta was created either from the middle name of Martha Wilson (Atalanta, after the Greek racer) or as a feminine version of Atlantic, from the Western Atlantic Railroad, or the ocean itself.

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