About This Place
Attapulgus is a city in Decatur County, Georgia, United States. The population was 492 at the 2000 census.
The town's name is an Indian word meaning "Dogwood"; due to the abundance of attapulgite, which makes up the clay soil throughout much of the Southeast, the mineral was named after the town.
Attapulgus is located at 30°44′54″N 84°29′2″W / 30.74833°N 84.48389°W / 30.74833; -84.48389 (30.748243, -84.483810).