Smyrna is located in the state of Georgia and a city in Cobb County. It is in the northwestern part of Atlanta and in the inner ring of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. The pioneers began to settle in 1832 in the area where the present-day Smyrna stands. A religious encampment at the latter part of the 1830s called Smyrna CampGround that became a popular travel destination that was well known throughout the whole state of Georgia. The name of the city was taken after the biblical city of Smyrna, where the modern-day Izmir in Turkey is. Upon the completion of the Western and Atlantic Railroad in 1842, the area’s economy and residential growth started. The city had several names until 1872 that includes Varner’sStation, Ruff’s Siding, Neal Dow, and the Ruff’s Station.
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