Don’t let the name fool you — Moreland actually has less land than you might expect. In fact, according to the United States Census Bureau, Moreland has a total area of 0.93 square miles. Blink and you may miss it, but don’t blink and you may learn a lot. Like the fact that once upon a time, in 1827, there was a Georgia Land Lottery. The winners didn’t get chicken dinners; instead they got deeds to land. By 1843, farmers moved in, tilled the fields and built the Mt. Zion Methodist Church. After that, the train arrived, helping to connect the town, the people and the myriad business ventures — from cotton to hosiery — to Atlanta and LaGrange.
Today, this town is a far cry from “Anywhere, USA.” Instead, it embodies small-town charm and boasts a unique mix of old and new. And when you visit, keep an eye out for the flags boasting a bluebird, the town’s chosen mascot.