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Lithonia

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Incorporated Date: 

March 5, 1856

Population: 

1,946

Total Area: 

0.8 sq mi
Contact Information
6920 Main St.
Lithonia, GA 30058

Phone Number: 

(770) 482-8136

Fax Number: 

(678) 526-0252

The community got its unusual name, according to locals, when, in the 1840s, a Classics teacher combined the Greek words "Litho" meaning "rock" and "Onia" meaning "place." Considering that the East Dekalb area contains an abundance of Gneiss granite, the teacher aptly chose the name Lithonia.

The nearby granite dome, Stone Mountain, is composed largely of a rock called Lithonia gneiss.