Introduction to Duluth, Georgia
Duluth, Georgia, in Gwinnett county, is 12 miles E of Roswell, Georgia and 22 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The people of the city are in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Duluth has a population of 22,122.
Duluth was originally occupied by Cherokee Indians. During the War of 1812, an Indian trail was extended through the city to connect Fort Peachtree with Fort Daniel. The trail was known as Old Peachtree Road. The area was settled in by Europeans in 1818, after the creation of the Gwinnett County. Evan Howell was the founder of the city. In 1871, the city was renamed after Duluth, Minnesota. In the same year, a north-south railroad first entered the city. George Busbee, the retired Governor of Georgia, became a resident of the city in 1983.
Duluth and nearby Attractions
- Duluth History Museum
- Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
- Southeastern Railway Museum
- Children's Arts Museum
- Yellow River Game Ranch
- Zoo Atlanta Playspace
Things To Do In Duluth
While staying at Duluth, you can visit the Hudgens Center for the Arts Children's Arts Museum and the Southern Railway Museum. The Chattahoochee National Recreation Area and Pleasant Hill Park are also popular among locals. You can enjoy shopping at Duluth Plaza Shopping Center and Proctor Square Shopping Center or plan a family day trip to the Yellow River Game Ranch.
Air transportation is available from Dobbins Air Reserve Base Airport.
Duluth Higher Education
Gwinnett Technical College is the nearest college.