Lithonia is a city in eastern DeKalb County, Georgia, United States, as well as a collection of unincorporated communities in which it shares its name. Lithonia's city population was 1,924 at the 2010 census and a community population of about 15,000. Lithonia is in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
"Lithonia" means "city/town of stone". Lithonia is in the heart of the Georgian granite-quarrying and viewing region, hence the name of the town, from the Greek λίθος lithos, for stone. The huge nearby granite dome, Stone Mountain, is composed largely of a rock called Lithonia gneiss, a form of granite. The area has a history of rock quarries. The mines were served by the Georgia Railroad and Atlanta, Stone Mountain & Lithonia Railway. Some of the rock quarries have been converted to parkland and the railines to rail-trail.
The City of Lithonia currently serves as one of the gateways to the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area
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Lithonia is located at (33.712658, -84.105897).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all land
Lithonia is home to a super-regional shopping center, the Mall at Stonecrest (also known as Stonecrest Mall), and serves as the northernmost point on the Arabia Mountain PATH. Much of the mall's available property has yet to be developed.
The three main health facilities in Lithonia are: