Warner Robins, Georgia


Warner Robins, Georgia

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Warner Robins is the 7th largest city in the U.S. state of Georgia, located primarily in Houston County with a small portion in Peach County. The city has its own metropolitian statistical area (Warner Robins metropolitan area. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 48,804. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the state and by 2008 has an estimated 65,000 residents. It continues to annex new developments into the city limits at a fast rate.

The city was originally named York and, later, Wellston, which was little more than a train stop for local farmers. During World War II, in order to secure a military base, it was renamed after Brigadier General Augustine Warner Robins. The base was originally an Army Air Corps repair depot named Wellston Army Air Corps Air Depot. When the U.S. Air Force was founded in 1947, the base was named Robins Air Force Base and the logistics headquarters was named the Warner Robins Air Materiel Area (WRAMA). That is today called the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (WRALC). The base is the state's largest employer in one location with somewhat over 21,000 personnel, mostly civil servants. It was founded in the early 1940s and survived a direct strike from an F4 tornado in April 1953. This was one of the earliest tornadoes to be caught on film. The city is nicknamed the "International City;" this comes from the number of people that live there from all over the world brought together by nearby Robins Air Force Base.

The official motto of Warner Robins is EDIMGIAFAD, which is an acronym for "Every Day In Middle Georgia Is Armed Forces Appreciation Day". The coining of this phrase is attributed Dr. Dan Callahan, a local civic leader. [ [http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/10/20051028-8.html Vice President's Remarks at a Rally for the Troops ] ]

Geography

Warner Robins is located at coor dms|32|36|31|N|83|38|17|W|city (32.608720, -83.638027)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.9 square miles (59.2 km²), of which, 22.8 square miles (58.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.39%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 48,804 people, 19,550 households, and 13,078 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,143.9 people per square mile (827.9/km²). There were 21,688 housing units at an average density of 952.7/sq mi (367.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 62.50% White, 32.09% African American, 0.30% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.24% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.80% of the population.

There were 19,550 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,401, and the median income for a family was $44,217. Males had a median income of $33,030 versus $24,855 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,121. About 11.0% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

In 2005, the population was estimated at 57,907 with a projection of 21,000 new residents by 2010.

Museum of Aviation

Warner Robins is home to the [http://www.museumofaviation.org/ Museum of Aviation] , a four-building complex honoring the history of military aviation. The main center is the Eagle Building, which contains military memorabilia since World War I. The Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame and a theater showing various films on the military are also located in the building. Another major building is the Century of Flight Hangar, containing airplanes and ground vehicles. There is also an exhibit and small theater focusing on some famous Middle Georgian politicians and military leaders. Another hangar houses an exhibit on Operation Desert Storm, the Tuskegee Airmen, and additional airplanes. The final building showcases artifacts found on Robins Air Force Base. The museum is free but donations are encouraged. A cafe, gift shop, picnic tables, playground, and an outdoor amphitheatre are also on the grounds. Many families and school groups visit the museum, and it is one of Warner Robins' main tourist attractions. It is also the 4th largest aviation museum in the country.

On Oct. 17, 2008, the World War II hangar with interactive exhibits will be formally dedicated. This is an approximatgely $6 million facility and exhibit.

Baseball

Warner Robins Little League won the 2007 Little League World Series 3-2 against Tokyo, Japan. Dalton Carriker hit a walk off home run in the 8th inning to give the team the win. This was the third time Georgia was represented in the Little League World Series and the third championship that the United States has won in a row (and the second consecutive for a Georgia team; the team from Columbus, Georgia won the 2006 title). [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/baseball/mlb/wires/08/26/2080.ap.bby.little.league.2nd.ld.writethru.0694/]

In 1958, Claude Lewis, director of the Warner Robins Recreation Department, invented the game of tee-ball. The first game was played in March of that year with 20 children participating. Lewis wrote rules for the new game and sent rule books out to recreation departments all over the country. In 2006, a field was dedicated and named for Lewis, "The Father of Tee-Ball", at the Warner Robins American Little League complex.

Urban redevelopment

As of January 2007, the city of Warner Robins is currently working on redeveloping and renewing areas that have suffered from urban decay and/or abandonment through neglect and city growth. The city's plans also include to eventually create a downtown area that will include shopping, entertainment and restaurants and hopefully in the process promote and attract more commercial business to the area. [http://www.macon.com/mld/macon/news/local/states/georgia/counties/houston_peach/16515527.htm]

A recent positive development in the downtown area was the decision of the Warner Robins Area Chamber to purchase and renovate property at 1228 Watson Boulevard for a new chamber headquarters. The organization had looked into various sites throughout Houston County but the final decision was to remain in downtown Warner Robins. In November 2007, the chamber was recently recognized by the organization Keep Warner Robins Beautiful for its efforts at redeveloping and enhancing this property.

Notable residents

* Emmy nominated actress and singer Bobbie Eakes
* Victoria Principal (Star of the 80's classic "Dallas")
* Danny "Boone" Alexander (lead singer of the band Rehab)
* Russell Branyan (Major League Baseball player)
* James Brooks (Auburn University football great (1977-1980) and NFL player (1981-1993))
* Ron Simmons (former football player and professional wrestler with WCW and the WWF)
* Willie Reid, current player for the Philadelphia Eagles.
* Mike Richardson, National Football League cornerback for the New England Patriots
* Kal Daniels, former outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Chicago Cubs.
* Mark Johnson former member of the Chicago White Sox.
* Gen Robert Lee Scott, Jr. (1908-2006), notable Air Force Pilot and author of "God is My Copilot"
* Chansi Stuckey (Current player for the New York Jets in the NFL).
* Ty Loomis (Professional Men's Volleyball Player).
* Samuel Collier (Guitarist in Athens, Georgia band An Epic At Best)
* Natalie Roberts (Bassist in Athens, Georgia band An Epic At Best and currently in Augusta, Georgia band, Language Arts).
* Amanda Kozak, Miss Georgia 2006, 2nd runner up Miss America 2007, and Miss Georgia USA 2008
* Patrick Henry (Associate Head Coach - Basketball, Texas State University)
* Stillwater (Southern Rock Band)
* Calvin Simpson (Original developer of the US Space Shuttle and current owner of Smiley's Flea Market)
* Phil Horan (ex-drummer in Athens, Georgia band, Maserati).
* Eddie Anderson (Former NFL football player. Played for the Oakland Raiders)
* James A. Balli (Prominent attorney and counselor in Marietta Georgia)

Education

The portion of Warner Robins in Houston County is within the Houston County School System. The Houston County school system has 35 schools. Four of them are high schools with another one due to open in September 2009.

The portion in Peach County is within the Peach County Schools.Peach County has six schools one being a county-wide high school.

Colleges and universities

*Georgia Military College
*Macon State College
*Middle Georgia Technical College

High schools

*Houston County High School
*Houston County Career and Technology Center
*Northside High School
*Warner Robins High School
*Elberta Center
* (Veterans High School coming on line in September 2009.

References

External links

* [http://www.warner-robins.org/ Official City Website]
* [http://warnerrobins.org/ Warner Robins Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?path=/CitiesCounties/Cities&id=h-2639 New Georgia Encyclopedia article on Warner Robins]


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