Hampton was originally called Bear Creek, the name was changed to honor General Wade Hampton of South Carolina after the Civil War.
Established in 1873, Hampton is one of tradition and history. The Train Depot is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, and is open daily to welcome visitors. Hampton was designated as a "Tree" city and a "Bird Sanctuary" city. The city park offers picnic areas with pavilions, tennis courts, and sidewalks encircling the park for an early morning jog or an evening stroll. Hampton is a growing community that works to retain its small town atmosphere.
Hampton is home to approximately 3,800 residents. Twice a year we get over 100,000 visitors. You guessed it... NASCAR ! Located approximately 40 miles south of Atlanta, Hampton is home to one of the most popular sports arenas in Georgia, the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Atlanta Motor Speedway draws more visitors than any other sporting event in the state.
Some of the larger employers include Southern States http://www.southernstatesllc.com/sf6_hls.htm, which manufactures high-voltage disconnects for the electric industry, and the Federal Aviation Administration Air Route Traffic Control Center, which serves the southeastern United States.
Hampton has much to offer, whether you're a resident or just visiting. With Hampton being centrally located in Georgia, it is convenient to downtown Atlanta for you to explore all of the exciting things to do and enjoy in Atlanta, is approximately 30 minutes from the airport, and has an abundance of shopping centers, restaurants, movie theaters in nearby Lovejoy, Griffin and McDonough, and is approximately a 45 minute to an hour drive to beautiful High Falls State Park http://www.gastateparks.org/info/highfall/, Indian Springs State Park http://gastateparks.org/info/indspr/ and to Six Flags Over Georgia amusement park http://www.sixflags.com/overGeorgia/index.aspx. If you're looking for convenience, but with a small town atmosphere...you'll find it here!
High Falls Indian Springs Six Flags
With fun to be had around every corner!
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