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Warner Robins: Central Georgia's International City

Geography

In the heart of Georgia, the City of Warner Robins is easily accessed from virtually any direction. Interstates I-75 and I-16 are the major entrances, providing convenient connections to anywhere else in the state, from Georgia’s breathtaking mountains to its beautiful beaches.

Both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico are only 200 miles away, roughly 3 hours by car, from Warner Robins. Within a 150-mile radius of the city are plentiful Welcome Centers and tourist attractions. business credit reports

The City of Warner Robins, located in Houston County, is the largest of the three municipalities in Houston County. Houston County was the fifty-first county created in the state and is located approximately 120 miles South of Atlanta.

Population

As one of the fastest-growing municipalities in the area, our city welcomes people from all over the world. Our citizens and workforce contribute to the dynamic, progressive culture, combining the best of small town and big city life.

According to the 2000 Census, the population of the City of Warner Robins was 48,804 persons. In 2003, the estimated population of Warner Robins was 54,264, an 11% increase from 2000.  In , the population of Houston County was estimated at 127,530, up from 110,765 in 2000 and 89,208 in 1990. The growth rate of our county between 2000 and was 15.1%, which was comparable to the state's growth rate

Government

Warner Robins has three branches of government: Executive, Legislative, and Judicial.
The government is chartered and empowered by the Warner Robins Municipal Code.
Executive: The city government is headed by an elected mayor who oversees the government's daily operations. There are seven main departments, divisions, and offices under the managerial group.


Legislative

The city's legislative branch is a six-member City Council from four precincts with two at-large seats. The Mayor and Council meetings are held the first and third Monday's of each month. A Pre-Council Meeting, the agenda-setting session, is held on the preceding Thursday.


Judicial

Warner Robins/Houston County houses Magistrate, Juvenile, Municipal, Probate, State and Superior Courts. The Municipal Court is located in the Houston Mall on North Houston Road.

Transportation

The Macon Municipal Airport is conveniently located just a few miles north of Warner Robins. Intercity bus services are provided by Greyhound.

Education

Warner Robins is served by the Houston County School District, a separate entity with 7 elected members on the Board of Education and an appointed superintendent. The School District runs 21 elementary, 7 middle and 5 high schools. Additionally, there are several private schools in the area. Warner Robins is home to the Warner Robins Campuses of Georgia Military College and Macon State College, as well as MSC's Robins Residence Center and Middle Georgia Technical College. Minutes away in Macon are Mercer University, Wesleyan College, and the main campus of Macon State College. Get more information about education in Warner Robins.

Sports and Recreation

The International City Golf Course is a favorite recreational site in Warner Robins. Members, guests, and visitors have access to all the amenities, including 19 holes of golf, practice facility, fully-stocked pro shop, lessons by appointment, and a full snack bar. Learn more about the International City Golf Course.

Miscellaneous

Some of the area's special events include the World Class Air Show and the International City Festival in Warner Robins, and the Georgia National Fair, the Mossy Creek Barnyard Arts & Crafts Festival, and the Dogwood Festival in nearby Perry. The Georgia National Fair is an old-fashioned, state-sponsored fair held nine days at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter.

Warner Robins is home to one of the top Air Museums in the country, the Museum of Aviation. This facility also includes the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame as well as the Robert L. Scott Vistascope Theater.

History

In 1941, the United States Air Force established a military depot in the small community originally known as Wellston, Georgia. This depot grew into the Robins Air Force Base, and the community around it became the City of Warner Robins. Robins Air Force Base, the center of the Warner Robins Air Material Area, was built in 1941 for around $15 million. It covers 6,400 acres and is Georgia's largest single employer, providing an important economic boost to central Georgia. Both the air force base and the city are named after Brigadier General Augustine Warner Robins.