Introduction to Alpharetta, Georgia
Alpharetta, Georgia, in Fulton county, is 5 miles NE of Roswell, Georgia and 23 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Alpharetta has a population of 34,854.
Alpharetta was founded along a Cherokee Indian Trail, stretching from the mountains of north Georgia to the Chattahoochee River. Initially, it was a small village called New Prospect Camp Ground consisting of tents and a log school. It became a trade post where white settlers and Indians exchanged goods. New Prospect Camp Ground was chartered and declared the county seat of Milton County in December of 1858. It got the name Alpharetta around the same time, which was derived from Greek and translates into "first town."
Alpharetta and nearby Attractions
- Wills Park
- Big Creek Greenway
- Verizon Wireless Ampitheater
- Autrey Mill Nature Preserve
- Heritage Center
- Golf Club of Georgia
Things To Do In Alpharetta
The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater was opened in May, 2008 and is a state of the art venue with 12,000 seats. It hosts diverse events like concerts, movie nights and community events. The North Point Mall offers excellent shopping and dining opportunities. It also has movie theaters and a roller and ice skating facility.
Atlanta International Airport provides air transportation.
Alpharetta Higher Education
Higher education is provided by Gwinnett Technical College, Emory University and Life University.