No it wouldn't. Indy was twice the size of Atlanta from 1870-1900. Even afterwards, Indy was larger until about 1960.I agree, for historical comparison, a city like Indy would be a much better comparison.
In Atlanta's defense, the city (population wise) is in the top 50 cities from 1880-on. Jesus, you guys are making it seem like Atlanta just sprang up out of nowhere, and it didn't.