Stone Mountain Essential Info


Stone Mountain is in Metro Atlanta. The town is named for Stone Mountain, the largest exposed granite dome in North America, featuring the largest bas-relief sculpture in the world, of Confederate Civil War heroes Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

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  1. The city lies near to but does not include the geological formation Stone Mountain.
  2. It was established under the name New Gibraltar. The name was officially changed to Stone Mountain by the Georgia legislature in 1847.
  3. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech consequently includes the line "let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia".
  4. The 1996 Summer Olympic Games tennis, archery and track cycling tournaments were held in Stone Mountain Park.
  5. Jake "The Snake" Roberts, pro wrestler, was billed "From Stone Mountain Georgia"

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