Stone Mountain, GA
History of Stone Mountain, GA
According to the Wikipedia, Stone Mountain is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. It is located in the eastern part of DeKalb County and is a suburb of Atlanta. It lies near to but does not include the geological formation Stone Mountain.
It was named after the largest exposed granite dome in North America, featuring the largest bas-relief sculpture in the world, of Confederate Civil War heroes Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. The city was initially a village called New Gibraltar but was changed to Stone Mountain in 1864 by the Georgia Legislature.