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Snellville, GA

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Snellville, where everybody is proud to be somebody, is located in Gwinnett County and is east of Atlanta. The city has 18,242 residents and is near Stone Mountain.

Quick History

Snellville was founded largely by the efforts of two seventeen-year-old friends from London, Thomas Snell and James Sawyer. The two set out to America in 1874, and after years of working in New York, Sawyer reconnected with his friend Snell in the area now known as Snellville. Sawyer and Snell started a popular store and Sawyer later established the first post office and was postmaster for the town.

Can’t Miss

Snellville Days, the largest event in Gwinnett County, is a popular festival held in May. The event has a parade, arts and crafts, entertainment and food. Spanning two days, the event is attended by people from all across the southeast.

Things to do

  • Take a trip to the nearby Stone Mountain Park
  • Put together your best costume for the Snellville Fall Festival costume contest
  • Start a plot at the Community Garden for you family to grow flowers and food
  • Score some fresh produce at the Snellville Farmers’ Market