Introduction to Suwanee, Georgia
Located in Gwinnett county, Suwanee, Georgia is 16 miles E of Roswell, Georgia (center to center) and 27 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Atlanta metro area. The population of Suwanee is 8,725 residents.
Suwanee existed as an Indian village, inhabited by the Creek and Cherokee Indians in the early 1700s. The Suwanee Old Town area was relinquished by the Cherokee Indians in the year 1817. In 1837, the community of Suwanee was established. According to some sources, the area was named "Suwanee" after an Indian term meaning "echo". The Georgia Air Line Railroad, running from Charlotte to Atlanta, was built through Suwanee in the year 1871. Rhodes House was constructed in the year 1880. The city of Suwanee received official incorporation into the state in the year 1949.
Suwanee and nearby Attractions
- Stone Mountain Park
- Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
- Fort Yargo State Park
- Fernbank Museum of Natural History
- Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
- Southeastern Railway Museum
Things To Do In Suwanee
The city is home to many museums such as the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Imagine It! Children's Museum of Atlanta, Gwinnett History Museum, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and Center for Puppetry Arts. There are many parks in the area such as Stone Mountain Park, Fort Yargo State Park, Piedmont Park, and Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. These cities offer multiple recreational opportunities. The Level Creek Church, First United Methodist Church, and Shadowbrook Church are also in the area. The Olde Atlanta Golf Club, Springbrook Golf Club, and River Pines Golf Club are the closest golf courses to the city.
The closest major international airport is The William B Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.
Suwanee Higher Education
Higher education is available at Gainesville College, Georgia State University, and Emory University.