Introduction to Doraville, Georgia
Doraville, Georgia, in De Kalb county, is 5 miles E of Sandy Springs, Georgia and 11 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is conveniently located inside the Atlanta metropolitan area. There are an estimated 9,862 people in Doraville.
Doraville was originally a Creek Indian territory. In 1821, the Indian chiefs gave the U.S government a huge stretch of land, extending from the Chattahoochee to Ocmulgee Rivers. For its first 75 years, it was an area with very sparse population and poor growth. After the Second World War, however, Doraville's progress was expedited and its population increased. Doraville was name after Dora Jack, the daughter of an officer in the railroad department.
Doraville and nearby Attractions
- Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum
- Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield
- Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
- Zoo Atlanta
- Atlanta Botanical Gardens
- Mountain Park Aquatic Center and Activity Building
Things To Do In Doraville
Local museums include the High Museum of Art, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, the Marietta History Museum and the Atlanta Cyclorama Museum, which houses one of the largest ever oil painting depicting the Civil War. The Atlanta Botanical Gardens and the Mountain Park Aquatic Center are nearby as well.
William Hartsfield Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.
Doraville Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University and Clarke Atlanta University.