West Point, a town in Troup County with a small portion to the south in Harris County, sits near the western-most point of the Chattahoochee River. It is home to a large reservoir, Lake West Point, which the Army Corps of Engineers built during the construction of the West Point Dam.
Because the Atlanta & LaGrange Railroad ran through the town, railroad management renamed the line the Atlanta and West Point Railroad. The town of East Point, just outside Atlanta, connected to West Point thanks to this railroad.
Modern industry in West Point includes the Kia Motors factory that opened in 2010. The plant opened at a time when West Point residents feared the city would become a ghost town, its other industries having fled the area.
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