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Tyrone

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In a Nutshell

Tyrone, Georgia is a residential community of approximately 7,000 residents located in Fayette County, about 25 miles south of Atlanta, Georgia. The land in the area originally belonged to the Creek Indians and was settled by Irish farmers in the late 1800?s. Some of the homes built by those first settlers are still occupied by their descendants.

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Over the last 40 years, the Town has celebrated its Annual Founders Day in the fall. This week-long festival includes numerous family-friendly events like 5k road race, BBQ contests for student chefs, pageants, craft and art sales, fishing rodeos, award-winning entertainment, wrestling contests, dog walk, fireworks and a parade.

The Scene

The purpose of the Community Agenda is to lay out a road map for Tyrone’s future. Over the next 20 years, Tyrone is expecting significant population and employment growth. This level of growth presents both challenges and opportunities for all aspects of the community. This document develops a strategy for addressing that growth and ensuring it improves quality of life for Tyrone.

The Backstory

Tyrone was incorporated on August 18, 1911, and the Town reportedly was named by the people who built the railroad here in 1907. The Scottish and Irish immigrants thought the topography reminded them of the area around County Tyrone in Ireland.

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