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By 1839, a general store was added, and a village was established under the name New Gibraltar. The name was officially changed to Stone Mountain by the Georgia legislature in 1847.The town is named for nearby Stone Mountain. During the Civil War, Stone Mountain village was destroyed by men under the command of General James B. McPherson on July 19, 1864.
Post-Civil War historyThe Ku Klux Klan was revived in Stone Mountain in 1915, and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech consequently includes the line "let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia."
While the city of Stone Mountain itself is in DeKalb County, some of the town's mailing addresses are in Gwinnett County.
EconomyThe mountain has contributed to the city's economy both through its continuing status as a tourist attraction and its former use as a granite quarry.
Arts and cultureStone Mountain is the site of a famous giant carving commemorating the military leaders of the Confederacy, as well as a state park and museum, including a tourist railroad.
SportsThe 1996 Summer Olympic Games tennis, archery and track cycling tournaments were held in Stone Mountain Park.
EducationThe schools serving the City of Stone Mountain and nearby areas in DeKalb County are operated by the DeKalb County Public Schools. Nearby areas in Gwinnett County are served by the Gwinnett County Public Schools.
The Administrative and Instructional Complex of the DeKalb County School District is located in an unincorporated area near Stone Mountain. The DeKalb County Public Schools East DeKalb Campus, a district facility, is also located in an unincorporated area near Stone Mountain.
DeKalb County Public Library operates the Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library .
- Noureen DeWulf, actress; raised in Stone Mountain.
- Donald Glover, actor, writer, comedian, and rapper; raised in Stone Mountain.
- Jim Goad, author and publisher; resides in Stone Mountain.
- Andrew Goudelock, professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers.
- Bruce Irvin (American football), professional football player for the Seattle Seahawks.
- Kenneth Parcell, fictional character (in the television series 30 Rock) also hails from Stone Mountain and frequently refers to it; the actor is actually from nearby Conyers, Georgia.
- Brandon Phillips, professional baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds.
- David Platt, author, pastor.
- Cyhi the Prynce, hip-hop artist signed with G.O.O.D. Music.
- Jake "The Snake" Roberts, pro wrestler, was billed "From Stone Mountain Georgia".
- Hugh Thompson, Jr, Vietnam War veteran known for his role in saving many civilian lives in the My Lai Massacre.
- Josh Wolff, professional soccer player with Major League Soccer.
- DeQuan Jones, professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic.
- Rozonda Thomas, member of R&B group TLC; resides in Stone Mountain.
- Domonic Brown, professional baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies
- Wally Joyner, retired professional baseball player
- City of Stone Mountain official website Portal style website, Government, Business, Library, Recreation and more
- Main Street Stone Mountain
- New Georgia Encyclopedia
- Golden Ink (1994–2003). About North Georgia: Stone Mountain. Retrieved July 29, 2005.
- City-Data.com Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Stone Mountain
- DeKalb County Public Library Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library
- Gwinnett County Public Schools
- DeKalb County Public Schools
- 1996 Summer Olympic Games
- Stone Mountain Park
- granite quarry
- Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream