Stonecrest, Georgia

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Stonecrest, Georgia
City
Stonecrest, Georgia is located in Metro Atlanta
Stonecrest, Georgia
Stonecrest, Georgia
Stonecrest in Metro Atlanta
Coordinates: 33°42′04″N 84°10′19″W / 33.70111°N 84.17194°W / 33.70111; -84.17194Coordinates: 33°42′04″N 84°10′19″W / 33.70111°N 84.17194°W / 33.70111; -84.17194
Country United States
State Georgia
County DeKalb
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Jason Lary
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 13-73784[1]
GNIS feature ID 2786722[1]

Stonecrest is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The boundaries of the city generally lie in the far southeastern corner of the county, and a smaller portion just north of Interstate 20. The city borders the existing municipality of Lithonia, as well as Rockdale and Henry counties. Residents in the area voted in the November 2016 General Election to approve the city. In March 2017, elections were held to elect representatives for the proposed five city council districts as well as a citywide Mayoral vote. Jason Lary, a former insurance executive, and advocate of incorporation was elected the city's first mayor.[2] Currently, the area is represented at the county level by commissioners Mereda Davis-Johnson and Gregory Adams.

The area is home to the Mall at Stonecrest, as well as the Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve, for which it is named, and Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area.[3][4][5]

The city has voted a plan to deannex 345 acres of its territory so that the Georgia Legislature could create a new city, to be called Amazon, Georgia, if Stonecrest is selected to host Amazon's new corporate headquarters, a project which would result in billions of dollars of investment and the creation of 50,000 jobs[6], a number equal to the estimated population of Stonecrest.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2017-07-18. 
  2. ^ Rosen, Sam (26 April 2017). "The Border Battles of Atlanta". The Atlantic. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Information Lookup". Interdevgis.maps.arcgis.com. Retrieved 2017-06-25. 
  4. ^ "The City of Stonecrest". stonecrestcityalliance.com. Retrieved 2017-06-25. 
  5. ^ "Stonecrest Yes Committee | Dedicated to Self Governance of Our Future!". Stonecrestga.gov. 2017-06-09. Retrieved 2017-06-25. 
  6. ^ "Town wants Amazon's new HQ so much it plans to split off new town called 'Amazon'". The Register. Retrieved 4 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "City of Stonecrest designed for businesses". The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved 30 October 2017. 
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