Fun Facts about Atlanta

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1. Call it The Big Peach, The Big A, A-Town, Dogwood City, or even New York of the South…

Atlanta goes by plenty of nicknames. The capital of a US state that’s known for its peaches, Atlanta is where you’ll find almost all things peach, ranging from street names, summer peach jam contests, to peach logos proudly shown on local license plates. The city’s official name, however, took after Martha Atalanta Lumpkin, the daughter of Governor Wilson Lumpkin. Previously, it was called Marthasville, after her first name.

2. Atlanta is where the world-famous Coca Cola brand all began.

There’s even the world’s only World of Coca-Cola, a museum that’s one of the city’s main attractions where you can learn more about the history of the fizz and try out an interestingly diverse range of flavors – did you know there are varying coke flavors around the world?

3. You can dine at the world’s largest drive-in restaurant.

It’s where to get a bite of Atlanta’s famous chili dog. This is not your usual hotdog joint. The Varsity is a long-running dining institution in Atlanta, which has been offering meaty chili dogs, burgers, and shakes since the 1920s.

4. You’ll find over 70 streets named ‘Peachtree’ in Atlanta.

A fun Atlanta fact to pleasantly get lost by. Amusingly, a great number of streets in Atlanta have ‘Peachtree’ or a

variation of it in their name. The actual Peachtree Street serves as the main hub, and it is where TALK Schools Atlanta is located (1447 Peachtree St NE).

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