Stone Mountain, Georgia
|Stone Mountain, Georgia|
Main Street in Stone Mountain Village
|Motto: "A City of Vision"|
Location in DeKalb County and the state of Georgia
|• Mayor||Patricia Wheeler|
|• Total||1.64 sq mi (4.2 km2)|
|• Land||1.64 sq mi (4.2 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,043 ft (318 m)|
|• Density||3,500/sq mi (1,400/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0326087|
|Website||City of Stone Mountain Georgia|
Stone Mountain is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, in the United States. The population was 5,802 at the 2010 census. Stone Mountain is located in the eastern part of Dekalb County and is a suburb of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. It was host to some 1996 Olympic Games events and is home to Stone Mountain.
In 1822, the area that now makes up the city of Stone Mountain was made a part of the newly formed DeKalb County. A post office was created in 1834 on the old Augusta Road, and Andrew Johnson built a hotel along the road in 1836. At around the same time, Aaron Cloud built an observation tower at the summit of the mountain. Visitors to the mountain would travel to the area by rail and road, and then hike up the 1.1-mile (1.8 km) mountaintop trail to the top, where Cloud also had a restaurant and club.
By 1839, a general store was added, and a village was established under the name New Gibraltar. The name was officially changed to Stone Mountain by the Georgia legislature in 1847. The town is named for nearby Stone Mountain. During the Civil War, Stone Mountain village was destroyed by men under the command of General James B. McPherson on July 19, 1864.
Post-Civil War history
Stone Mountain is located at (33.805255, -84.171413).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), of which 0.62% is water.
While the city of Stone Mountain itself is in DeKalb County, some of the town's mailing addresses are in Gwinnett County.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,145 people, 2,499 households, and 1,759 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,423.4 people per square mile (1,702.9/km²). There were 2,638 housing units at an average density of 1,633.2 per square mile (628.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 24.49% White, 69.21% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.96% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.54% from other races, and 2.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.09% of the population.
There were 2,499 households out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 25.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.36.
In the city the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 35.6% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,603, and the median income for a family was $40,888. Males had a median income of $28,302 versus $28,854 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,130. About 9.3% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.2% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.
The mountain has contributed to the city's economy both through its continuing status as a tourist attraction and its former use as a granite quarry.
Arts and culture
Stone Mountain is the site of a famous giant carving commemorating the military leaders of the Confederacy, as well as a state park and museum, including a tourist railroad. The City of Stone Mountain is also home to the ART Station Contemporary Arts Center and Theatre Company as well as the Stone Mountain Arts Incubator Program.
Wade-Walker Park is located at the intersection of Rockbridge Road and Stone Mountain Lithonia Road.
The schools serving the City of Stone Mountain and nearby areas in DeKalb County are operated by the DeKalb County Public Schools. Nearby areas in Gwinnett County are served by the Gwinnett County Public Schools.
The Administrative and Instructional Complex of the DeKalb County School District is located in an unincorporated area near Stone Mountain. The DeKalb County Public Schools East DeKalb Campus, a district facility, is also located in an unincorporated area near Stone Mountain.
- Domonic Brown, professional baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies
- Kelley Cain, professional basketball player for the New York Liberty
- Kevin Cone, professional football player for the Miami Dolphins
- Noureen DeWulf, actress; raised in Stone Mountain.
- Donald Glover, actor, writer, comedian, and rapper; raised in Stone Mountain.
- Jim Goad, author and publisher; resides in Stone Mountain.
- Phil Gordon, professional poker player
- Andrew Goudelock, professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers.
- Bruce Irvin (American football), professional football player for the Seattle Seahawks.
- DeQuan Jones, professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic.
- Wally Joyner, retired professional baseball player
- Ayokunle Odeleye (Artist, Educator, Scholar, Sculptor) Kennesaw State University
- Kenneth Parcell, fictional character (in the television series 30 Rock) also hails from Stone Mountain and frequently refers to it; the actor is actually from nearby Conyers, Georgia.
- Brandon Phillips, professional baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds.
- David Platt, author, pastor.
- Lisa Lopes, deceased member of R&B group TLC; resided in Stone Mountain during her lifetime.
- Cyhi the Prynce, hip-hop artist signed with G.O.O.D. Music.
- Jake "The Snake" Roberts, pro wrestler, was billed "From Stone Mountain Georgia".
- Grady Thomas, former member of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic; resides in Stone Mountain.
- Rozonda Thomas, member of R&B group TLC; resides in Stone Mountain.
- Hugh Thompson, Jr, Vietnam War veteran known for his role in saving many civilian lives in the My Lai Massacre.
- Josh Wolff, professional soccer player with Major League Soccer.
- Richard T. Scott, American figurative painter, worked with Odd Nerdrum for a time, currently working from New York and Paris, France
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- "Schools and Centers." DeKalb County School District. Retrieved on September 18, 2012. "Admin. and Instructional Complex 1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard Stone Mountain, GA 30083" and "5839 Memorial Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083"
- "Library Locations & Hours." DeKalb County Public Library. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
- "NOUREEN DEWULF VIDEO". Online Video Guide. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
- "Donald Glover". IMDb.com. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
- "Jim Goad". Contributors. Taki's Magazine. 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
- Staff. "New Orleans Seminary awards degrees to nine graduates with Georgia ties". The Christian Index. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Stone Mountain, Georgia.|
- City of Stone Mountain official website Portal style website, Government, Business, Library, Recreation and more
- Main Street Stone Mountain
- New Georgia Encyclopedia
- Golden Ink (1994–2003). About North Georgia: Stone Mountain. Retrieved July 29, 2005.
- City-Data.com Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Stone Mountain