Located in Douglas County, Lithia Springs, GA is an unincorporated area in the Atlanta metropolitan region. About 20 miles west of the city, Lithia Springs is located conveniently near Interstate 20 as the western gateway to Atlanta. Nestled along the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Piedmont and the Chattahoochee River, Douglas County's natural beauty is undeniable.
Lithia Springs apartments for rent are ideal for individuals who commute downtown for work but prefer a laid-back atmosphere at home. The community is also near Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. These easily accessible transportation outlets make it an ideal place to live, work, and play. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Lithia Springs is around 3,240.
The Creek and Cherokee Indians lived in the area now known as Douglas County prior to 1835. An area spanning 10 miles atop the Tallapoosa Ridge was considered a no-man's land until W.G. Black and his wife established a trading post in the region. The first known settlers didn't reach the area until 1848.
During the reconstruction period after the Civil War in 1870, Douglas County was created and named after the African-American abolitionist Frederick Douglass. However, the honor changed to Stephen A. Douglas after the control of the Georgia General Assembly was re-established when reconstruction ended.
The stunning landscape of Lithia Springs and Douglas County makes Sweetwater Creek State Conservation Park one of best local spots. The 2,549-acre park is Georgia's third most visited state park offering visitors fishing docks, picnic areas, a bait shop, boat rentals, nine miles of walking trails, and the 215-acre Sparks Reservoir.
Since 2002, the annual September Saturdays Festival has been an exciting event for families living in apartments in Lithia Springs. Considered the largest annual festival in Douglas County, the event boasts more than 100 vendors, inflatable games and slides, a free train, carnival rides, movies and musical performances. In effort to bring the community closer together, all festival features have remained free.
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