Introduction to Dunwoody, Georgia
Dunwoody was founded in the early 1830s. It was named after Major Charles Dunwoody. The Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church was the first church in the area and was established in 1829. The first railroad entered Dunwoody in 1881 and the first public school of the area was built in 1889. The area was also visited by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905. Dunwoody was officially incorporated as a city on December 1, 2008.
Dunwoody and nearby Attractions
- Dunwoody Nature Preserve
- Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
- Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
- Sophie Hirsh Srochi Jewish Discovery Museum
- Georgia Aquarium
- Six Flags White Water
Things To Do In Dunwoody
The Dunwoody Park and Windwood Hollow Park are ideal places for spending leisure hours. You can also visit the Dunwoody Library and Sophie Hirsh Srochi Jewish Discovery Museum. The city offers a number of shopping centers, including the Shops at Dunwoody Shopping Center, Dunwoody Hall Shopping Center, the Georgetown Shopping Center, Mount Vernon Shopping Center, Dunwoody Village Shopping Center and Perimeter Mall Shopping Center. The Georgia Aquarium and the Atlanta Zoo are also nearby and popular among locals and tourists.
Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.
Dunwoody Higher Education
Georgia Perimeter College- Dunwoody Campus, Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology are some of the nearest colleges and universities.