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The Crossroads of the South

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A small part of land of the City of Atlanta was once an American Indian village whose name translates into English as "Standing Peachtree". The land that became the Atlanta Metropolitan Area was obtained from the Cherokee Indians and Creek Indians by white settlers and their armies in 1822, with the first white settlement established in the area being Decatur.

Atlanta is said to be a city of experiences and not a city of sites. To get the full measure of Atlanta’s diversity, you need the use of a car. Your Sites & Bites guide shows things to see and places to dine downtown, but in our view, it’s the neighborhoods that make Atlanta a world-class city.


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