College Park, Georgia

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College Park is a city located partly in Fulton County, Georgia and partially in Clayton County, Georgia, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 20,382 (Fulton: 18,810; Clayton: 1,572). Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is partially located in the city boundaries, and the Georgia International Convention Center, owned and operated by the City of College Park, is within the city limits.[3][4]

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Geography

College Park is located at 33°38′54″N 84°27′22″W / 33.64833°N 84.45611°W / 33.64833; -84.45611 (33.648209, -84.456007)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25.2 km²), of which, 9.7 square miles (25.1 km²) of it is land and 0.10% is water.

History

Manchester, established in 1890 and incorporated in 1895, became known as the city of College Park in 1896. The city has 853 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. The source for the name College Park was that the city was once the home of Cox College (where the city hall and other buildings now stand) and Georgia Military Academy (now the Woodward Academy).

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