Warner Robins GA 31088 - Georgia’s “International City”
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Established in 1821, Warner Robins was initially a farming community called York. In 1865 the railroad came and established a route north to Macon GA. The town was so appreciative, it changed its name to Wellston in honor of the railroads chief engineer.
In 1941, the U.S. Air Force established a military depot in Wellston and the depot eventually grew into Robins Air Force Base (RAFB). RAFB covers 6,400 acres and is Georgia’s largest single employer, providing an important economic boost to central Georgia. In 1943, Wellston was renamed Warner Robins. Both Robins AFB and the city are named after Brigadier General Augustine Warner Robins.
Since 1968, the city has been officially designated Georgia’s “International City” because of the diversity of the inhabitants. Always willing to show it’s pride in our military heritage, the official city motto is EDIMGIAFAD which stands for “Every Day in Middle Georgia Is Armed Forces Appreciation Day”. A grass roots effort to change ”Middle Georgia” in the motto to ”United States of America” is underway.
The city has received many recent accolades, to include Business Week Magazines selection as the 2009 and 2010 “Best Place to Raise a Family in Georgia” recipient. Most recently, the consumer finance Website WalletPot named the city the “Best Military Town for the Buck” on its list of best places to purchase a home in 2011.
Warner Robins is home to one of the top Air Museums in the country, the Museum of Aviation. This facility includes the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame as well as the Robert L. Scott Vistascope theater.
For theatre enthusiasts, the Warner Robins Little Theatre has been holding performances for the past 48 years and the current season is already underway. Also, The Children’s Theatre has 3 productions per year comprised of area youth interested in the arts. Not to be outdone, The Warner Robins Arts Association is a thriving organization comprised of many local artists. See their handiwork for sell and display at the Warner Robins Art Gallery in the Galleria.
Warner Robins is also the Southeast Region Headquarters of Little League Baseball and Softball. The boys team won the LLWS in 2007 and the girls are reigning 2-time champs (2009-2010). Warner Robins is the only Little League to have won both a baseball and a softball Little League title.
Two enclosed malls, trendy and traditional restaurants, over 25 shopping centers, and 2,000+ retail businesses make Warner Robins GA an ideal place to raise a family.