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Welcome to Georgia's Robins Region
By Any Other Name...
Georgia's International City.....
The Best Place in Georgia to Raise a Family -- BusinessWeek
One of America's Small Cities Driving the Knowledge Economy - Wired Magazine
One of the Ten Best Places to Buy A Home - WalletPop (an America Online service)
Best Military Value for the Buck! - WalletPop (an America Online service)
The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud of all the great cities and counties that comprise Georgia's Robins Region, and we're sure you will understand why.
As the largest business association in Middle Georgia, our goal is to provide you with everything you need to make a new home for yourself or your business, including important phone numbers, business resources and community information. And if you can't find it online or in our publications, just give us a call!
You're going to hear the saying "EDIMGIAFAD" (Every Day In Middle Georgia Is Armed Forces Appreciation Day) a lot in Warner Robins, acknowledging the pride residents take in Robins Air Force Base, the largest Air Force Base in the South, as well as Georgia's largest single industry.
We're glad you've chosen to be part of the Robins Region. We know you will be too.
How We Began
When the U.S. Government decided to build an Army Air Corps Depot just south of Macon in the late 1930s, Wellston, Ga. was little more than a train stop, with a population of just 50 residents. However, the tiny community offered flat land, artesian water, and proximity to a main rail line. Wellston beat out Atlanta, its nearest competitor, by promising to build the depot six months faster and drastically cheaper than Atlanta, providing more than 3,000 acres and 3,000 houses for the grand sum of $1. Wellston Army Air Depot was in full operation by Oct. 1, 1942.
The base became the driving force behind the growing town. Wellston changed its name to Warner Robins in 1943 to honor Brig. Gen. Augustine Warner Robins, who is generally recognized as the father of modern air force logistics. Wellston Army Air Depot was renamed Robins Air Force Base in 1948.
Known today as "The International City" for a diverse population hailing from around the world, Warner Robins' population has increased more than 25 percent since 2000. The smaller city of Centerville adjoins Warner Robins and has benefited significantly from its residential and commercial expansion. The county seat is the city of Perry, approximately 12 miles south of Warner Robins.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates, 2008* & 2009**
The Robins Region's climate is mild and warm. Spring
temperatures approach the mid-80s by May. The hottest days
usually are in July and August, with maximum temperatures
averaging 91 degrees. Winter highs are around 60 degrees, while
lows average in the mid-to-upper 30s. Rainfall during most
months is about 4 inches, with the wettest months typically
being March and July and the driest being October. The area
sometimes gets snow, but rarely more than one inch.
(Source: Southeast Regional Climate Center)