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Smyrna

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Incorporated Date: 
January 1, 1872
Population: 
51,271
Total Area: 
13.9 sq mi
Contact Information
2800 King St. S.E.
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone Number: 
(770) 434-6600
Fax Number: 
(770) 319-5330
Email Address: 

The "Jonquil City," Smyrna takes its name from the Bible's Book of Revelation; it's the name of one of Paul the Apostle's seven churches in Asia.

The railroad once played a fairly significant role in Smyrna's development. In 1836 the construction of a railroad began through Cobb County, and by the date of its completion in 1842, the railroad had grown Smyrna from a frontier village to a growing community. Gristmills and factories also sprang up in the 1840s, and both of these played a prominent role in the early growth of the community.