Barnesville is a city located within the confinement of Lamar County. It is a part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. Barnesville was earlier known as the 'World Buggy Capital'. The city of Barnesville has a total area of about 5.8 sq. miles. The education sector is quite well established with a number of schools operating under the School District of Lamar County. There are also private schools and further oppurtunities for higher education. A large number of residents are engaged with the education sector. Among the famous residents of Barnesville are Louise Smith, Nancy Buts are a few others.