2010 Census - 5,675
2000 Census - 5,745
Atlanta, Texas
Atlanta Texas History:
Atlanta was established in 1871 as a stop on the Texas and Pacific Railroad. It was named for Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta post office was established in 1871. By 1885, the town had 1,500 residents; lumbering was the main industry. Atlanta incorporated in 1929 when it had 1,900 residents. The Rodessa oilfield opened in 1935, helping the town weather the Great Depression. In 1940, Atlanta had modern canneries, lumber mills, wholesale houses, a brick plant, a hospital, and 2,453 residents. Today Atlanta is the largest town in Cass County. Principal industries include farming, forestry, oil and tourism. Atlanta is located at the intersections of U.S. 59, SH 43 (St. Louis Street), SH 77 (Pinecrest Drive), FM 251 (Holly Street) and FM 249 (East Main Street), approximately 8 miles southeast of Wright Patman Lake and Atlanta State Park, 12 miles southwest of the Sulphur River, 6.5 miles west of the Arkansas State Line, 37.3 miles southeast of New Boston, 26.5 miles southeast of Redwater, 25.7 miles southwest of Texarkana, 7.6 miles southwest of Bloomburg, 36.9 miles north of Caddo Lake and Uncertain, 33 miles north Karnack, 47.7 miles northeast of Marshall, 35 miles northeast of Jefferson, 36.5 miles northeast of Daingerfield and Daingerfield Lake State Park, 14.6 miles northeast of Linden, 51.5 miles slightly northeast of Pittsburg, 52 miles east of Mount Pleasant, Texas.
Atlanta Historical Museum & Texas & Pacific Railway Depot:
The museum and Atlanta Chamber of Commerce are housed in the historic Texas & Pacific Railway Depot. Permanent exhibits include a diorama depicting the Texas and Pacific Railway between 1890 and 1910, railroad and depot equipment, cotton processing, military stories and artifacts, a wagon and a plane, Bessie Coleman photos and artifacts with interpretations of the Caddo culture. Open Mon-Fri, 1pm-4pm or by special appointment. (903) 796-1892. 101 North East Street.
Cass County Performing Arts Council:
They host music concerts and theatre in a variety of venues in Linden, Atlanta, and Queen City. Season tickets are available. (903) 353-7547. Email  
Atlanta Public Library and Cass County Family History Center:
The history center features genealogy resources. The Cass County Genealogical Society meets the second Tuesday of each month at Horne Enterprises. The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon, 10am-8pm; Tue-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-2pm. (903)796-2112. 101 West Hiram Street. Email  
Mattie Lanier Richey Center:
Amenities at this reservable building include the 320 person capacity, restrooms, a kitchen, and tables and chairs. (903) 796-3296. 101 Sportsplex Drive. Email  
Annual Hoot & Holler and Glow 5K Run, Oct:
Activities include the 5K run, a children’s fun run, children’s activities, a car show, vendors, and live music. (903) 796-3296. Email  
Annual Cullen Baker Country Fair, 1st Saturday in Nov, Bloomburg:
Cullen Baker deserted the Confederate Army during the Civil War and roamed the northern part of Cass County committing crimes. Activities include a parade, arts and crafts, a barbeque, a country store, children’s games and other activities, a fiddling contest, and gospel music. (903) 796-3296. This event is held on the streets and sidewalks of downtown Bloomburg. Bloomburg is located on the Arkansas state line at the intersection of FM 3129 (Arkansas Avenue), FM 249 and FM 74 (Cypress Street), 7.6 miles northeast of Atlanta, and 22.5 miles northwest of Linden, Texas. Bloomburg Map; Click to Enlarge
Bloomburg Texas Area Map
Annual Holiday Open House, Nov:
This event is hosted by local merchants. Have your flier stamped at all merchants to be entered in a drawing to win $100 in Christmas bucks. Area merchants will be open from 1pm-5pm. (903) 796-3296. Email  
Tommy’s Bar-B-Que:
(903) 796-5719. 6282 U.S. 59 North. Reviews