Atlanta is located in the North of Georgia. Its landscape is represented by hills wedged between mountains and a flat coastal plain. Due to its unique geographical position Atlanta used to be the transportation centre of the South. All types of transport have always been highly developed there: railroads, highways and airport that made Atlanta accessible to other parts of the country and contributed to the city serving as a crossroads one.
General William Sherman ordered to burn all the railroad facilities in order to break supply lines. It happened in 1861 during the Civil War.
The situation changed some years later when the Georgia capital was moved from nearby Milledgeville to Atlanta and Atlanta ruins became to be reconstructed and the city made a first attempt to start a new business.
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