SENIORS TRAVEL THROUGH GEORGIA



Seniors Are High On Hiram

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Hiram, Georgia with population of 3,500, was named after Hiram Baggett, the town’s first postmaster, and is currently the home of country music star Travis Tritt. Senior friends, there must be something special about Hiram.

Initially named Gray’s Mill to honor early settler Garrett Gray, Hiram incorporated in 1891. Gray brought much to Hiram, including the first cotton gin and a mill. Let’s go for a visit to Hiram and check it out for ourselves.

The past decade saw a tremendous increase in the populations of Dallas and Hiram, as well as Paulding County. Dallas (GA that is) and Hiram more than doubled in population from 2000 to 2010. Hiram is strategically located for weekend or one-day trips to Birmingham, Nashville, the Smoky Mountains, and Atlanta. That’s a real plus for Hiram.

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Senior Nature Lovers Notice The Silver Comet Trail

There is plenty of space for relaxation in Hiram with Silver Comet Trail, a paved abandoned railroad bed that brings together cyclists, nature lovers, physical fitness enthusiasts, and horseback riders to enjoy the beautiful north Georgia countryside.

Senior visitors are invited to enjoy Silver Comet Trail that runs for about 20 miles through Paulding County. In addition many of the locals enjoy the Ben Hill Strickland Park and Hiram Ruritan, a private rec center with various ball fields.

TripAdvisor suggests a round or two of golf at Creekside Golf Club. Seniors, bring your grandkids along and watch them have fun at Sparkles Family Fun Center of Hiram, a leader in Family Entertainment in the Atlanta area since 1959. 

Historic School Building For African American Children

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Historic Hiram Rosenwald School & Museum is in Hiram. In 1912, Julius Rosenwald, President of Sears, Roebuck, and Co., established the Rosenwald Fund to assist in community construction of public schools for African-American students in the South.

By the 1930s, 1 in every 5 rural southern schools for African-Americans had been constructed with aid from the Rosenwald Fund, a total of nearly 5,000 schools. The Georgia historical marker was erected by the Georgia Historical Society and the Hiram Rosenwald School Preservation Committee in 2007.

Not far away senior visitors will find Marietta, Kennesaw Mountain, Six Flags Over Georgia in Atlanta and additional sites to visit in Acworth and Douglasville. Hiram, and the immediate area in general, has enough in recreational facilities, dining, shopping, and entertainment to satisfy folks of all ages and interests.

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There is much to see in beautiful Georgia and Hiram adds to its scenic pleasure. So set your sights and GPS on Hiram and you will soon see why it rates so highly as a community that offers its citizens and visitors a plethora of enjoyable amenities. -jeb

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