Introduction to Loganville, Georgia
James Harvie Logan, a farmer and shoemaker, arrived in 1842 and purchased 62.5 acres. He established his family home, and numerous other families followed and settled in the area. The community, which was named "Loganville" in his honor, was incorporated in 1887. The Seaboard Airline Railroad, which connectis Atlanta to Lawrenceville, passed through this area. In 1898, a depot for the Loganville & Lawrenceville Railroad Company was built in Loganville, but was closed in 1932. The community's cotton production was affected by a bout with the boll weevil. In the 1950s, the city experienced major growth and development as numerous businesses were established and Loganville became a sought after location by home-seekers, manufacturers, and enterprising businessmen.
Loganville and Nearby Attractions
- Crawford W. Long Museum
- Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
- Gwinnett History Museum
- Stone Mountain Park
- Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
- Vines Botanical Gardens
Things To Do In Loganville
The Gwinnett History Museum, Crawford W. Long Museum, and Southeastern Railway Museum have displays depicting the historical and cultural background of the region. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, a historical site near Loganville, served as a Civil War battleground. At the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, biking, picnicking, and horseback riding. It also offers facilities for whitewater rafting and kayaking. The Yellow River Game Ranch, which covers 24 acres, is home to a variety of wildlife and indigenous birds. Vines Botanical Gardens, another popular attraction in the city, features a lake and gardens.
Air transportation is available from the William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.
Loganville Higher Education
Colleges near Loganville include the Gwinnett Technical College, Luther Rice University, Georgia Perimeter College, and Emory University.