Arabia Park is one of the premiere attractions in the Stonecrest area. Besides being the home to over 100 different species of endangered plant life, it is also the home of one of the oldest black communities in Georgia.
Flat Rock is where several Georgian freed slaves settled and many of their descendants still live there to this day.
The Arabia Mountain Area also has many historic homes dating back to 1842. A slave cemetery which was discovered to also have the graves of Creek Native Americans. There are even standing slave quarters. But all of this history is at risk due to impending development in the area. Though it has been declared a national heritage area, the declaration doesn’t supersede the right to private sales and development of property owners located within the zone.
To learn more about the amazing history of the Arabia Mountain area and why it was declared a National Heritage Area, please visit arabiaalliance.org