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Welcome to Clarkston Information for new residents, press, and friends. For more details about the city, use specific tabs to access information about everything from jobs and recreation to education, diversity, and more. For information about the city visit www. cityofclarkston.com.
“Even though it looks like it’s a huge community blended, of course it’s not. People have their own communities within the bigger community. If you go to a Nepali grocery store, you just see the Nepali people only, right? If you go to a Burmese store, you see the Burmese people. As is, the immigrant communities live in silos, we should be integrating and working and socializing together. But this kind of political environment and policies will push them in their own silos more.”
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In the 1970s, near the end of the Vietnam War, the number of Vietnamese refugees wanting to come to the United States increased, therefore increasing the impetus for the 1980 Refugee Act. Georgia and, specifically, Clarkston, received some of these refugees. In 1975, The Atlanta Constitution reported on an American family repairing an old house in Clarkston for a Vietnamese family fleeing after the fall of Saigon. Several years later, newspaper coverage focused on refugees from Bosnia and other conflicts. These stories mark the start of a trend in news coverage regarding Clarkston—it became a reflection of the people who were relocating to Clarkston, themselves reflective of areas of global conflict. Since 1980, over 60,000 refugees have relocated to the city and its surrounding area.
Clarkston was officially incorporated on December 12, 1882, but a post office had existed since 1876 and a settlement before that—all on the Georgia Railroad. Newspaper ads around the turn of the 20th century advertised pristine vistas and generous allotments of farmland. Population growth was slow-going in the early years. In a report to the DeKalb County Historical Society, Jabes C. Estes recalls that when the militia district of Clarkston was created in 1880, there were only around 65 homeowners and few tenants in the area. By 1914, Clarkston had become accessible not only by railroad, but also by street car and highway from Atlanta. (Source: www.atlantahistorycenter.com)