Hampton enjoys the benefits of a small town atmosphere, while being Comfortably South of Atlanta. Home to Atlanta Motor Speedway, located 1.5 miles from downtown Hampton, we have much to offer residents and visitors alike. Currently, only 2 buildings are available in the commercial, historic, downtown district. Tour a brewery in the old jailhouse, or take a historic walking tour, enjoy a meal at a Japanese Steakhouse, buy Georgia Grown-Georgia Made foods, beverages, and merchandise and books, and lots more.
Hampton is the only major city west of I-75. Established in 1873, our city is one of much tradition and history, but also incorporates change. The old cotton mill was converted into lofts; former stores on Cherry Street are now townhouses; the old jail is now a booming brewery. Beautiful antebellum historic homes and old oak trees line the streets of Hampton.
The Historic Hampton Train Depot was built in 1881. It was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1979. A small but growing museum has expanded to 4 rooms on the fountain side of the Depot Park. Check this website for the current hours and displays.
Hampton prides itself on being designated as a “Tree City” and a “Bird Sanctuary” city. In 2012, Hampton also achieved the status of “Playful City”—one of 213 communities in the United States to be so designated. In 2013, Hampton was one of 217 cities designated as a “Playful City”—the only city in Henry County to achieve this designation. Playful City means we encourage youngsters to participate actively, not passively. Visit our parks complete with playground equipment, tennis court, soccer goals, basketball court, and much more. R.W. and Mary Lou Coley Park, located on West Main Street N, hosts many ball games throughout the season.
We are a growing community working towards retaining our small town atmosphere while moving forward into our future. Thank you for your interest in the City of Hampton! Please visit us soon!
Hampton made the “50 Safest Cities in Georgia”
The SafeWise Report released its “50 Safest Cities in Georgia” list this week. To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2012, population, and other ranking factors, like unique safety initiatives and security programs implemented within the past few years. From the all the cities in Georgia with populations of 5,000 residents or more, we narrowed the list down to 50 and assigned rankings according to how the city met our criteria.
“What’s most impressive to me about a state like Georgia is the collective dedication to both personal and community safety,” SafeWise security analyst Carolyn Heneghan said. “Of the 50 cities we recognized, it’s not just the small towns, but the bigger cities too, that all take part in keeping themselves, their neighbors, and their children safe.”
See the full list, here: http://www.safewise.com/blog/50-safest-cities-georgia/
Friday, December 19, 2014