Introduction to Snellville, Georgia
Snellville, Georgia, in Gwinnett county, is 21 miles E ofSandy Springs, Georgia and 22 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is conveniently located inside the Atlanta metropolitan area. There are an estimated 15,351 people in Snellville.
Snellville was founded by Thomas Snell in the late 1870s. Along with his friend, James Sawyer, Snell built the first business establishment in this area. Their store was a success and was soon providing supplies to customers from the neighboring towns as well. In 1885, James Sawyer opened Snellville's first post office. The City of Snellville received its charter in 1923.
Snellville and nearby Attractions
- Brisco Park
- Big Haynes Creek Recreation Area
- Georgias Stone Mountain Park
- Yellow River Game Ranch
- Vines Botanical Gardens
- Gwinnett History Museum
Things To Do In Snellville
Snellville offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. Local parks include facilities like lighted tennis courts, soccer fields, sand volleyball court, playgrounds, picnic areas and swimming pools. The local Lenora Park and Disc Golf Course is a large disc golf course spread over 112 acres of land. It is also home to a water park complete with a lazy river, a children's area and slides. It also has playgrounds, baseball and softball fields, as well as a fishing lake.
Flights are available from the William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.
Snellville Higher Education
Gwinnett Technical College and Georgia Perimeter College provide facilities for higher education.