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Stone Mountain, Georgia

This article is about the city in the U.S. state of Georgia. For the adjacent mountain and park of the same name, see Stone Mountain.

Stone Mountain is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The population was 5,802 according to the 2010 US Census. Stone Mountain is in the eastern part of DeKalb County and is a suburb of Atlanta that encompasses nearly 1.7 square miles. It lies near and touches the western base of the geological formation Stone Mountain. Locals often call the city "Stone Mountain Village" to distinguish it from the larger unincorporated area traditionally considered Stone Mountain and Stone Mountain Park.

Stone Mountain, Georgia
Main Street in Stone Mountain Village
Seal
Motto(s):
"A City of Vision"
Location in DeKalb County and the state of Georgia
Stone Mountain
Location of Stone Mountain in Metro Atlanta
Coordinates:33°48′29″N84°10′13″W /33.80806°N 84.17028°W /33.80806; -84.17028Coordinates: 33°48′29″N84°10′13″W /33.80806°N 84.17028°W /33.80806; -84.17028
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyDeKalb
Establishedas New Gibraltar c. 1839
Renamedas Stone Mountain c. 1847
Government
MayorPatricia Wheeler
Area
• Total1.65 sq mi (4.27 km2)
• Land1.64 sq mi (4.26 km2)
• Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,043 ft (318 m)
Population
• Total5,802
• Estimate
(2019)
6,281
• Density3,820.56/sq mi (1,475.39/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
• Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)770
FIPS code13-73816
GNIS feature ID0326087
WebsiteCity of Stone Mountain Georgia

Contents

Railroad depot

Stone Mountain's history began long before European settlers and the Creek Indians before them. Evidence of numerous earlier Native American tribes, including mound builders, has been found in the area.

The Treaty of Indian Springs in 1821 opened a large swath of Georgia for settlement by non-native Americans on former Creek Indian land, including present-day Stone Mountain Village. In 1822, the area that now makes up the city was made a part of the newly formed DeKalb County.

Settlement

By the 1820s, Rock Mountain, as it was then called, was "a major travel center", with an inn for travelers. A stagecoach line linking the village with Georgia's capital, Milledgeville, began in 1825. Another stage line ran to Winder and Athens. In 1828 another stage line began trips to Dahlonega, and a fourth connected the community with Macon.: 27 "Hundreds of people visited Rock Mountain in the summer [of 1828] and...a house of entertainment was nearby.": 28 Rail service did not reach the town, by then New Gibraltar, until 1845.: 33

A post office was created in 1834 on the old Augusta Road, and Andrew Johnson, called the founder of New Gibraltar and first mayor, around whose house the city limits were drawn,: 32 built a hotel along the road in 1836. ("An 1843 amendment to the act of incorporation extended the town limits to 600 yards (550 m) in every direction from the house of Andrew Johnson.": 31) About 1839 Aaron Cloud, who also had a hotel,: 33 built a wooden observation tower, octagonal like a lighthouse and 150 feet (46 m) high, along with a restaurant and club, at the mountain's summit. A storm destroyed the tower in 1849; in 1851, Thomas Henry built a smaller, 80 feet (24 m) tower, with telescopes so it could serve as an observatory.: 29 Visitors to the mountain traveled by rail and road, then hiked up the 1.3-mile (2.1 km) mountaintop trail to the top. By 1850, Stone Mountain had become a popular destination for Atlanta urbanites who endured the four-hour round trip by rail just to experience its natural beauty, lodging, and attractions.

Industry

Granite quarrying at the mountain was the area's lifeblood for decades, employing many thousands. The excellent grade of building stone from the mountain was used in many notable structures, including the locks of the Panama Canal, the roof of the bullion depository at Fort Knox, Philadelphia's Liberty National Building, and the steps in the east wing of the U.S. Capitol.

In August 1846, New Gibraltar hosted Georgia's first state fair, then known as the Agriculture Fair and Internal Improvement Jubilee. The fair had just one exhibit—three horses and two cows, both belonging to the event's organizer, John Graves. The next year, the village again hosted the event, which featured caskets, marble, embroidery, brooms, bedspreads, vegetables, blooded stock, wheat, farm tools, and a magnetic telegraph. Stone Mountain hosted the event until 1850, when it moved to Macon.

Stone Mountain in 1908

Civil War

Though DeKalb County voted against secession from the United States, it was not spared the devastation of the Civil War. Stone Mountain Village went unscathed until the Battle of Atlanta, when it was destroyed by men under the command of General James B. McPherson on July 19, 1864. Several antebellum homes were spared as they were used as hospitals. The railroad depot's roof burned, but the building stood, owing to its 2-foot-thick granite walls.

From the village’s destruction in July 1864 until November, Union forces scavenged Stone Mountain and the surrounding area, taking corn, wheat, cotton, cattle, and other goods. On November 15, 1864, between 12,000 and 15,000 Union troops marched through Stone Mountain and further destroyed the rail lines. The rails were rendered useless by heating them over burning railroad ties, then twisting them around trees. The term Sherman’s neckties was coined for this form of destruction.

Birth of Shermantown

Advertisement for Stone Mountain from 'The Dixie Highway Magazine', circa 1925.

After the Civil War ended, housing in the area was rebuilt as Stone Mountain granite was again in demand for construction across the nation. A significant portion of the quarry's work force were African Americans, but they were generally excluded from areas where white families lived, so a shantytown, Shermantown, came into being at the southeast side of the village; its name was a reference to Union General William T. Sherman.

In 1868, Reverend R. M. Burson organized Bethsaida Baptist Church to serve Shermantown. A church building was then built under Reverend F. M. Simons at what is now 853 Fourth Street. Simons was among a delegation of southern African American pastors to meet with Sherman in Washington, D.C. after the war to discuss the treatment of the freedmen. Bethsaida Baptist is still an active part of the Stone Mountain Village.

By the 20th century, much of Shermantown’s original structures had been replaced. Bethsaida’s original wooden structure was replaced by stone in 1920. Though Shermantown has mostly integrated into the growing Stone Mountain Village, it retains its own distinct community.

Rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan

1915 was the year of the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist organization. Members assembled at Stone Mountain with permission of quarry owner Samuel Venable, an active member. Their activities, including annual cross-burnings, continued for over 40 years, but Stone Mountain’s association with the Klan began to erode when the State of Georgia began to acquire the mountain and surrounding property in 1958. In 1960, Governor Ernest Vandiver condemned the property the state had purchased in order to void the perpetual easements Venable had granted the Klan. This ended any official link between Stone Mountain and the Klan.

Freedom Bell on Main Street

Civil Rights Movement

During the Civil Rights Movement's March on Washington, on August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. referred to Stone Mountain in his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech when he proclaimed, "let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!" Charles Burris, the Village's first African-American mayor, dedicated the Freedom Bell on Main Street in King's honor on February 26, 2000. At an annual ceremony held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the bell is rung to commemorate King's legacy.

Many names

The mountain has been known by countless names throughout the centuries. It was called Crystal Mountain by 16th-century Spanish explorer Juan Pardo when he visited in 1567. The Creek Indians who inhabited the area at that time used a name translating to "Lone Mountain". Around the turn of the 19th century, settlers called it Rock Mountain or Rock Fort Mountain. By the end of the 1830s, Stone Mountain had become the generally accepted name. Like the mountain, the village formed at its base was initially known as Rock Mountain but was incorporated as New Gibraltar in 1839 by an act of the General Assembly. In 1847 the Georgia legislature changed the name to Stone Mountain.

Cemetery

The Stone Mountain Cemetery, established around 1850, is a microcosm of the village’s past. It is the final resting place for roughly 200 unknown Confederate soldiers. 71 known Confederate soldiers are buried there, along with James Sprayberry, a Union soldier. Another notable site is the grave of George Pressley Trout, who is buried there with his wife and his horse. James B. Rivers, the village’s first African American police chief, is at rest there on a hillside facing the mountain. The cemetery is still in use.

Stone Mountain is governed by a council-manager form of government. Citizens elect a mayor and six council members who are all elected at-large. The terms of office are four years, with elections staggered every two years. Daily city operations are managed by an appointed professional city manager. Services provided by the city include police, public works, code enforcement, and municipal court.

The city also has standing commissions for historic preservation, downtown development, and planning & zoning. The city holds a City of Ethics designation from the Georgia Municipal Association and is a member of Main Street America.

Stone Mountain is at the western base of the quartz monzonite dome monadnock of the same name. While Stone Mountain city proper is completely within DeKalb County, the postal regions designated and traditionally considered as Stone Mountain include portions of DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties.

According to the State of Georgia, the city has an area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), of which 0.62% is water.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870690
188079915.8%
189092916.3%
1900835−10.1%
19101,06227.2%
19201,26619.2%
19301,3355.5%
19401,4085.5%
19501,89934.9%
19601,9764.1%
19701,899−3.9%
19804,867156.3%
19906,49433.4%
20007,14510.0%
20105,802−18.8%
2019 (est.)6,2818.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

According to 2017 US Census Bureau estimates, Stone Mountain has 6,368 residents, a 9.0% increase since 2010. There are 2,519 households, with an average of 2.42 persons per household. 8.9% of Stone Mountain residents are foreign-born. Estimates of the racial makeup of the city are 73% African-American/Black, 22.1% White, 1% Asian, 0.9% Native American/Alaskan, and 1.1% of two or more races.

Of persons 25 years or older, 87.3% are high school graduates or higher, while 30.8% have attained a bachelor's degree or higher. The median income is $35,964, with a per capita income of $21,134.

  • ART Station Contemporary Arts Center and Theatre Company, a multi-disciplinary arts center, is in the Trolley Car Barn (5384 Manor Drive), built by the Georgia Railway and Power Company in 1913. ART Station hosts shows and gallery events throughout the year, including the Tour of Southern Ghosts each year in October.
  • Wells-Brown House (1036 Ridge Avenue) is an elegant early 1870s neoclassical residence that is home of the Stone Mountain Historical Society. The Wells-Brown House houses a growing artifact collection and research library.
  • Cart-Friendly Community: Stone Mountain is one of a handful of Georgia communities that permit golf carts on city streets with a city-issued inspection permit. Carts are also permitted within adjacent Stone Mountain Park, giving the community an added leisure activity.
  • Museum of Miniature Chairs (994 Main Street): a three-room gallery and shop featuring over 3000 miniature chairs.
  • PATH: the Atlanta Regional Trail of the PATH off-road trails, which serves walkers, runners, cyclists, and skaters, enters the village on East Ponce de Leon Avenue, goes south on Main Street, and continues into Stone Mountain Park via a trail built atop the old railroad spur that once connected the CSX tracks to the Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad.

In film

Ghost sign of a fictional company left from a previous film production.

The Stone Mountain area has been a beneficiary of Georgia's flourishing film industry. Film crews and production personnel have become common sights in Stone Mountain Village. Due to the demand for filming in the historic downtown area, requests for filming in the village are handled by the downtown development authority. The proceeds help fund festivals and other public events for the community.

Most of the shops and buildings on Main Street were built right after the turn of the 20th century and maintain many of the original facades. This has provided an appropriate backdrop for a number of filming projects, ranging from period pieces to those requiring a quaint village setting.

Parts of motion pictures like Footloose (2011) and Need for Speed (2014) were filmed in the village. The growing number of television show credits include The Vampire Diaries, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, MacGyver, and the Netflix science fiction/horror series Stranger Things.

Stone Mountain Village is home to a number of community, civic, and outreach organizations:

  • Stone Mountain Historical Society, 1036 Ridge Avenue
  • GFWC Stone Mountain Woman's Club, 5513 East Mountain Street
  • Stone Mountain Masonic Lodge No. 449, F&AM, 840 VFW Drive
  • DeKalb Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 10, 1238 Ridge Avenue
  • Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse, 1001 Main Street
  • Stone Mountain Cooperative Ecumenical Ministry (Food Bank), 5324 West Mountain Street

The children of Stone Mountain are served by the DeKalb County Public Schools. Stone Mountain Elementary School and Champion Theme Middle School are within the city limits.

Georgia Military College (GMC) has a satellite campus in Stone Mountain Village at 5325 Manor Drive.

DeKalb County Public Library operates the Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library (952 Leon Street).

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  • Coletti, Dr. George D.N., The Red Spoke (Dragonfly Creek Books, 2015)
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Stone Mountain, Georgia
Stone Mountain Georgia Language Watch Edit This article is about the city in the U S state of Georgia For the adjacent mountain and park of the same name see Stone Mountain Stone Mountain is a city in DeKalb County Georgia United States The population was 5 802 according to the 2010 US Census Stone Mountain is in the eastern part of DeKalb County and is a suburb of Atlanta that encompasses nearly 1 7 square miles It lies near and touches the western base of the geological formation Stone Mountain Locals often call the city Stone Mountain Village to distinguish it from the larger unincorporated area traditionally considered Stone Mountain and Stone Mountain Park Stone Mountain GeorgiaCityMain Street in Stone Mountain VillageSealMotto s A City of Vision 1 Location in DeKalb County and the state of GeorgiaStone MountainLocation of Stone Mountain in Metro AtlantaCoordinates 33 48 29 N 84 10 13 W 33 80806 N 84 17028 W 33 80806 84 17028 Coordinates 33 48 29 N 84 10 13 W 33 80806 N 84 17028 W 33 80806 84 17028 2 CountryUnited StatesStateGeorgiaCountyDeKalbEstablishedas New Gibraltar c 1839Renamedas Stone Mountain c 1847Government MayorPatricia Wheeler 1 Area 3 Total1 65 sq mi 4 27 km2 Land1 64 sq mi 4 26 km2 Water0 00 sq mi 0 01 km2 Elevation 2 1 043 ft 318 m Population 2010 Total5 802 Estimate 2019 4 6 281 Density3 820 56 sq mi 1 475 39 km2 Time zoneUTC 5 Eastern EST Summer DST UTC 4 EDT Area code s 770FIPS code13 73816 5 GNIS feature ID0326087 2 WebsiteCity of Stone Mountain Georgia Contents 1 History 1 1 Settlement 1 2 Industry 1 3 Civil War 1 4 Birth of Shermantown 1 5 Rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan 1 6 Civil Rights Movement 1 7 Many names 1 8 Cemetery 2 Government 3 Geography 4 Demographics 5 Arts culture and leisure 5 1 In film 6 Organizations 7 Education 8 Notable people 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External linksHistory Edit Railroad depot Stone Mountain s history began long before European settlers and the Creek Indians before them Evidence of numerous earlier Native American tribes including mound builders has been found in the area 6 The Treaty of Indian Springs in 1821 opened a large swath of Georgia for settlement by non native Americans on former Creek Indian land including present day Stone Mountain Village In 1822 the area that now makes up the city was made a part of the newly formed DeKalb County Settlement Edit By the 1820s Rock Mountain as it was then called was a major travel center with an inn for travelers A stagecoach line linking the village with Georgia s capital Milledgeville began in 1825 Another stage line ran to Winder and Athens In 1828 another stage line began trips to Dahlonega and a fourth connected the community with Macon 7 27 Hundreds of people visited Rock Mountain in the summer of 1828 and a house of entertainment was nearby 7 28 Rail service did not reach the town by then New Gibraltar until 1845 7 33 A post office was created in 1834 on the old Augusta Road and Andrew Johnson called the founder of New Gibraltar and first mayor 8 around whose house the city limits were drawn 7 32 built a hotel along the road in 1836 An 1843 amendment to the act of incorporation extended the town limits to 600 yards 550 m in every direction from the house of Andrew Johnson 7 31 About 1839 Aaron Cloud who also had a hotel 7 33 built a wooden observation tower octagonal like a lighthouse and 150 feet 46 m high along with a restaurant and club at the mountain s summit A storm destroyed the tower in 1849 in 1851 Thomas Henry built a smaller 80 feet 24 m tower with telescopes so it could serve as an observatory 7 29 Visitors to the mountain traveled by rail and road then hiked up the 1 3 mile 2 1 km mountaintop trail to the top By 1850 Stone Mountain had become a popular destination for Atlanta urbanites who endured the four hour round trip by rail just to experience its natural beauty lodging and attractions 9 6 Industry Edit Granite quarrying at the mountain was the area s lifeblood for decades employing many thousands The excellent grade of building stone from the mountain was used in many notable structures including the locks of the Panama Canal the roof of the bullion depository at Fort Knox Philadelphia s Liberty National Building and the steps in the east wing of the U S Capitol 10 In August 1846 New Gibraltar hosted Georgia s first state fair then known as the Agriculture Fair and Internal Improvement Jubilee The fair had just one exhibit three horses and two cows both belonging to the event s organizer John Graves The next year the village again hosted the event which featured caskets marble embroidery brooms bedspreads vegetables blooded stock wheat farm tools and a magnetic telegraph Stone Mountain hosted the event until 1850 when it moved to Macon 8 Stone Mountain in 1908 Civil War Edit Though DeKalb County voted against secession from the United States it was not spared the devastation of the Civil War Stone Mountain Village went unscathed until the Battle of Atlanta 11 when it was destroyed by men under the command of General James B McPherson on July 19 1864 Several antebellum homes were spared as they were used as hospitals The railroad depot s roof burned but the building stood owing to its 2 foot thick granite walls 12 From the village s destruction in July 1864 until November Union forces scavenged Stone Mountain and the surrounding area taking corn wheat cotton cattle and other goods On November 15 1864 between 12 000 and 15 000 Union troops marched through Stone Mountain and further destroyed the rail lines The rails were rendered useless by heating them over burning railroad ties then twisting them around trees The term Sherman s neckties was coined for this form of destruction 12 Birth of Shermantown Edit Advertisement for Stone Mountain from The Dixie Highway Magazine circa 1925 After the Civil War ended housing in the area was rebuilt as Stone Mountain granite was again in demand for construction across the nation A significant portion of the quarry s work force were African Americans but they were generally excluded from areas where white families lived so a shantytown Shermantown came into being at the southeast side of the village its name was a reference to Union General William T Sherman In 1868 Reverend R M Burson organized Bethsaida Baptist Church to serve Shermantown A church building was then built under Reverend F M Simons at what is now 853 Fourth Street Simons was among a delegation of southern African American pastors to meet with Sherman in Washington D C after the war to discuss the treatment of the freedmen Bethsaida Baptist is still an active part of the Stone Mountain Village 12 By the 20th century much of Shermantown s original structures had been replaced Bethsaida s original wooden structure was replaced by stone in 1920 Though Shermantown has mostly integrated into the growing Stone Mountain Village it retains its own distinct community Rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan Edit 1915 was the year of the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan a white supremacist organization Members assembled at Stone Mountain with permission of quarry owner Samuel Venable an active member Their activities including annual cross burnings continued for over 40 years but Stone Mountain s association with the Klan began to erode when the State of Georgia began to acquire the mountain and surrounding property in 1958 In 1960 Governor Ernest Vandiver condemned the property the state had purchased in order to void the perpetual easements Venable had granted the Klan This ended any official link between Stone Mountain and the Klan 13 14 15 Freedom Bell on Main Street Civil Rights Movement Edit During the Civil Rights Movement s March on Washington on August 28 1963 Martin Luther King Jr referred to Stone Mountain in his iconic I Have a Dream speech when he proclaimed let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia 16 Charles Burris the Village s first African American mayor dedicated the Freedom Bell on Main Street in King s honor on February 26 2000 At an annual ceremony held on Martin Luther King Jr Day the bell is rung to commemorate King s legacy Many names Edit The mountain has been known by countless names throughout the centuries It was called Crystal Mountain by 16th century Spanish explorer Juan Pardo when he visited in 1567 The Creek Indians who inhabited the area at that time used a name translating to Lone Mountain Around the turn of the 19th century settlers called it Rock Mountain or Rock Fort Mountain 6 By the end of the 1830s Stone Mountain had become the generally accepted name Like the mountain the village formed at its base was initially known as Rock Mountain but was incorporated as New Gibraltar in 1839 by an act of the General Assembly In 1847 the Georgia legislature changed the name to Stone Mountain 11 Cemetery Edit The Stone Mountain Cemetery established around 1850 is a microcosm of the village s past It is the final resting place for roughly 200 unknown Confederate soldiers 71 known Confederate soldiers are buried there along with James Sprayberry a Union soldier Another notable site is the grave of George Pressley Trout who is buried there with his wife and his horse 8 James B Rivers the village s first African American police chief is at rest there on a hillside facing the mountain The cemetery is still in use Government EditStone Mountain is governed by a council manager form of government Citizens elect a mayor and six council members who are all elected at large The terms of office are four years with elections staggered every two years Daily city operations are managed by an appointed professional city manager Services provided by the city include police public works code enforcement and municipal court The city also has standing commissions for historic preservation downtown development and planning amp zoning The city holds a City of Ethics designation from the Georgia Municipal Association 17 and is a member of Main Street America Geography EditStone Mountain is at the western base of the quartz monzonite dome monadnock of the same name While Stone Mountain city proper is completely within DeKalb County the postal regions designated and traditionally considered as Stone Mountain include portions of DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties According to the State of Georgia 18 the city has an area of 1 7 square miles 4 4 km2 of which 0 62 is water Demographics EditHistorical populationCensus Pop 1870690 188079915 8 189092916 3 1900835 10 1 19101 06227 2 19201 26619 2 19301 3355 5 19401 4085 5 19501 89934 9 19601 9764 1 19701 899 3 9 19804 867156 3 19906 49433 4 20007 14510 0 20105 802 18 8 2019 est 6 281 4 8 3 U S Decennial Census 19 According to 2017 US Census Bureau estimates 20 Stone Mountain has 6 368 residents a 9 0 increase since 2010 There are 2 519 households with an average of 2 42 persons per household 8 9 of Stone Mountain residents are foreign born Estimates of the racial makeup of the city are 73 African American Black 22 1 White 1 Asian 0 9 Native American Alaskan and 1 1 of two or more races Of persons 25 years or older 87 3 are high school graduates or higher while 30 8 have attained a bachelor s degree or higher The median income is 35 964 with a per capita income of 21 134 Arts culture and leisure EditART Station Contemporary Arts Center and Theatre Company a multi disciplinary arts center is in the Trolley Car Barn 5384 Manor Drive built by the Georgia Railway and Power Company in 1913 ART Station hosts shows and gallery events throughout the year including the Tour of Southern Ghosts each year in October 21 Wells Brown House 1036 Ridge Avenue is an elegant early 1870s neoclassical residence that is home of the Stone Mountain Historical Society The Wells Brown House houses a growing artifact collection and research library Cart Friendly Community Stone Mountain is one of a handful of Georgia communities that permit golf carts on city streets with a city issued inspection permit Carts are also permitted within adjacent Stone Mountain Park giving the community an added leisure activity Museum of Miniature Chairs 994 Main Street a three room gallery and shop featuring over 3000 miniature chairs PATH the Atlanta Regional Trail of the PATH off road trails which serves walkers runners cyclists and skaters enters the village on East Ponce de Leon Avenue goes south on Main Street and continues into Stone Mountain Park via a trail built atop the old railroad spur that once connected the CSX tracks to the Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad 22 In film Edit Ghost sign of a fictional company left from a previous film production The Stone Mountain area has been a beneficiary of Georgia s flourishing film industry Film crews and production personnel have become common sights in Stone Mountain Village Due to the demand for filming in the historic downtown area requests for filming in the village are handled by the downtown development authority 23 The proceeds help fund festivals and other public events for the community Most of the shops and buildings on Main Street were built right after the turn of the 20th century and maintain many of the original facades This has provided an appropriate backdrop for a number of filming projects ranging from period pieces to those requiring a quaint village setting Parts of motion pictures like Footloose 2011 and Need for Speed 2014 were filmed in the village The growing number of television show credits include The Vampire Diaries Kevin Probably Saves the World MacGyver and the Netflix science fiction horror series Stranger Things Organizations EditStone Mountain Village is home to a number of community civic and outreach organizations Stone Mountain Historical Society 1036 Ridge Avenue GFWC Stone Mountain Woman s Club 5513 East Mountain Street Stone Mountain Masonic Lodge No 449 F amp AM 840 VFW Drive DeKalb Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No 10 1238 Ridge Avenue Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse 1001 Main Street Stone Mountain Cooperative Ecumenical Ministry Food Bank 5324 West Mountain StreetEducation EditThe children of Stone Mountain are served by the DeKalb County Public Schools Stone Mountain Elementary School and Champion Theme Middle School are within the city limits Georgia Military College GMC has a satellite campus in Stone Mountain Village at 5325 Manor Drive DeKalb County Public Library operates the Stone Mountain Sue Kellogg Library 952 Leon Street 24 Notable people EditJerry Blackwell late AWA professional wrestler nicknamed the Mountain from Stone Mountain MarShon Brooks NBA basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies grew up in Stone Mountain Domonic Brown professional baseball player for the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos of the Mexican League attended high school in Stone Mountain Kevin Cone retired NFL football player from Stone Mountain Noureen DeWulf actress grew up in Stone Mountain Donald Glover actor writer comedian and rapper grew up in Stone Mountain Raury singer songwriter and rapper grew up in Stone Mountain Fast Life Youngstaz American hip hop group Jim Goad author and publisher resides in Stone Mountain Phil Gordon professional poker player grew up in Stone Mountain Andrew Goudelock professional basketball player for the Shandong Golden Stars of the Chinese Basketball Association CBA Bruce Irvin professional football player for the Atlanta Falcons briefly attended high school in Stone Mountain Connie Johnson professional baseball player for Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles and a star for the Negro league Kansas City Monarchs born in Stone Mountain DeQuan Jones professional basketball player for Hapoel Holon of the Israeli Premier League originally from Stone Mountain Wally Joyner retired professional baseball player attended high school in Stone Mountain Kenny Ladler NFL football player for the New York Giants grew up in Stone Mountain Selina Majors better known by her professional moniker Bambi professional wrestler born in Stone Mountain Apollo Crews professional WWE wrestler billed as from Stone Mountain Kenneth Parcell fictional character in the television series 30 Rock hails from Stone Mountain and frequently refers to it the actor Jack McBrayer is actually from nearby Conyers Brandon Phillips professional baseball player for the Boston Red Sox attended school in Stone Mountain Cyhi the Prynce rapper and songwriter from Stone Mountain Jake The Snake Roberts pro wrestler is billed from Stone Mountain Richard T Scott figurative painter and writer is from Stone Mountain Dusty Bubba Stump WWE wrestler Silento rapper singer and songwriter native of Stone Mountain Hugh Thompson Jr Vietnam War veteran known for his role in saving many civilian lives in the My Lai Massacre grew up in Stone Mountain Theodore Van Kirk late navigator of the Enola Gay when it dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima resided in Stone Mountain Josh Wolff Major League Soccer player from Stone Mountain Isaiah Zuber NFL wide receiver born and raised in Stone MountainReferences Edit a b City of Stone Mountain Georgia Retrieved September 4 2012 a b c U S Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System Stone Mountain Georgia 2019 U S Gazetteer Files United States Census Bureau Retrieved July 9 2020 a b Population and Housing Unit Estimates United States Census Bureau May 24 2020 Retrieved May 27 2020 U S Census website United States Census Bureau Retrieved January 31 2008 a b c Stone Mountain About North Georgia Retrieved November 26 2018 a b c d e f g Freeman David B 1997 Carved in Stone The History of Stone Mountain Mercer University Press ISBN 0865545472 a b c Delaney Kim February 17 2011 A Look at Stone Mountain s Rich History Patch Media Retrieved January 7 2019 Stewart Bruce E 2004 Stone Mountain New Georgia Encyclopedia Georgia Humanities Big market supplied by local granite The DeKalb New Era Decatur GA December 21 1939 a b About our Village Stone Mountain Historical Society 2014 Retrieved November 18 2018 a b c Civil War Sesquicentennial 1861 1865 City of Stone Mountain 2011 Stokes Stephannie November 25 2015 Stone Mountain And The Rebirth Of The KKK One Century Ago WABE Retrieved November 18 2018 Powers Benjamin May 4 2018 In the Shadow of Stone Mountain Smithsonian Magazine Golden Randy Stone Mountain Carving About North Georgia Retrieved November 22 2018 King Martin Luther Jr August 28 1963 I have a Dream Lillian Goldman Law Library Retrieved October 8 2011 Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia Cities of Ethics Georgia Municipal Association Retrieved November 22 2018 Stone Mountain State of Georgia Retrieved November 28 2018 Census of Population and Housing Census gov Retrieved June 4 2015 US Census QuickFacts Stone Mountain city Georgia U S Census Bureau 2018 Retrieved November 16 2018 About Us ART Station 2018 Retrieved November 18 2018 PATH Trails Path Foundation Retrieved November 25 2018 Economic Development Downtown Development Authority City of Stone Mountain 2018 Retrieved November 22 2018 Stone Mountain Sue Kellogg Library DeKalb County Public Library Retrieved November 22 2018 Further reading EditStone Mountain Historical Society Images of America Stone Mountain Arcadia Publishing 2014 Coletti Dr George D N Stone Mountain The Granite Sentinel Granite Sentinel Press 2012 Coletti Dr George D N The Red Spoke Dragonfly Creek Books 2015 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Stone Mountain Georgia Stone Mountain travel guide from Wikivoyage City of Stone Mountain official website ART Station website Stone Mountain Historical Society website New Georgia Encyclopedia Golden Ink 1994 2003 About North Georgia Stone Mountain Stone Mountain at City Data com Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Stone Mountain Georgia amp oldid 1043402496, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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