Lithia Springs, Georgia

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Lithia Springs is an unincorporated area, formerly incorporated as city, located in northeastern Douglas County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,072. The city is named for it's historic Lithia Springs Mineral Water lithia water (lithium) springs.

Incorporated in 1882, Lithia Springs was dissolved the first time in 1933. Lithia Springs became incorporated again in 1994, only to be Douglas County's second completely internal municipality for seven years, until 2001.

In 2001, the citizens voted (80% yea, 20% nay) on March 20 to dissolve the city charter and de-incorporate the city, transferring all assets to the county. The referendum that ended the town was part of the settlement in a lawsuit brought by city residents charging the city should be dissolved because it didn't deliver enough services to justify its existence under state law. During its incorporation until 2001, the former city had five mayors.

Its former boundaries are the Cobb County Line to the North and East, Skyview Drive to the South, and U.S. Highway 78 and Old Beulah Rd to the west.

Some of the incorporated limits of Douglasville, Georgia occupies some of the territory within Lithia Springs, along Interstate 20, Blair Bridge Road, Lee Road and Thornton Road.

Lithia Springs is assigned the United States Postal Service zip code of 30122.

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Local Parks

  • Sweetwater Creek State Park is Lithia Springs' main recreational area. The park is home to the George Sparks Reservoir, maintained by the Douglas County/ Douglasville Water and Sewer Authority. It is home to hiking trails, picnic pavilions, playgrounds and the ruins of the Manchester Mill, a mill destroyed by Sherman's Atlanta Campaign in 1864. In 2005, the remnants of Hurricane Dennis damaged the Bridge over the reservoir, the main road into and out of the park. The Bridge was rebuilt and the road was reopened in 2006. Located off Mt. Vernon Rd in Lithia Springs.
  • Woodrow Wilson Park/Lithia Springs Girls Ball Field was a small park surrounded by homes and apartments. The park was well known in the area for its location next to Sweetwater Creek. When heavy rains occurred in the area, the park was prone to flooding. Unfortunantly, it was flooded during the 2009 Southeastern United States floods. It is not currently scheduled to be re-built and has been dismantled. Located off Mt. Vernon Rd, near Skyview Drive.

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