Austell Community Information


Named after General Alfred Austell, the City of Austell was founded in 1885 as a stop on the rail line between Atlanta and Birmingham. It was formally knows as Salt Springs, a favorite spot for hunters because of the attraction deer had for the salt licks. The healing waters of Lithia Springs also attracted many people, including a group of Methodists, who would hold annual camp-meeting services by the springs until at last they began to make the area their permanent home. When the Georgia Pacific, a division of Southern Railway, made Austell a station and a division point for the convergence of two lines between Birmingham and Chattanooga, the growth of Austell was assured.

Today, Austell is one of six cities within Cobb County, a dynamic community of approximately 663,818 residents. Cobb County provides close proximity to cultural activities, professional sports, recreation and numerous outstanding colleges and universities. Despite its easy access to big-city amenities, Austell retains its small city, family-oriented atmosphere. From the peaceful waters of Saltwater Creek to the roaring speed of the Georgia Scorcher at Six Flags Over Georgia Amusement Park, Austell is a vibrant city and a safe harbor to call home.

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