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Encyclopedia > Duluth, Georgia
A picture from the annual Duluth Fall Festival
A picture from the annual Duluth Fall Festival

Duluth is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and a suburb of Atlanta located in the Metro Atlanta area. Unincorporated portions of northeast Fulton County and Forsyth County also have Duluth as a mailing address, though this area is technically outside city limits. Much of the City of Johns Creek (incorporated Dec. 1, 2006) is served by the Duluth post office, which creates much confusion since Johns Creek and Duluth are completely separate cities (with the Chattahoochee River as the boundary between the two). Taken by Elizabeth Coetzee, mother of Derrick Coetzee, at the 2004 Fall Festival in Duluth, Georgia. ... Taken by Elizabeth Coetzee, mother of Derrick Coetzee, at the 2004 Fall Festival in Duluth, Georgia. ... Gwinnett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Nickname: Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country United States State Georgia Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ... Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Forsyth County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


The population of Duluth was 22,122 at the 2000 census, making it the second most populated city in Gwinnett County, behind Lawrenceville.


Duluth is a popular and rapidly developing suburb of Atlanta, close to Interstate 85, which allows for a quick commute to Atlanta. It has schools at all levels up through high school. It is home to Gwinnett Place Mall, Gwinnett Civic and Cultural Center, Arena at Gwinnett Center, Hudgens Center for the Arts. Nearby attractions include Stone Mountain and Lake Lanier. Its Peachtree Industrial Boulevard is the same road as Atlanta's Peachtree Road and Peachtree Street. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 85 Interstate 85 (abbreviated I-85) is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Gwinnett Place Mall is a superregional shopping center located in Duluth, GA in Gwinnett County. ... The Arena at Gwinnett Center is an indoor arena located in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth, Georgia. ... Stone Mountain Close up of the carving Stone Mountain is a granite dome located in Stone Mountain, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. ... Lake Lanier (officially Lake Sidney Lanier) is a manmade lake in the northern portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


The Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL, a professional minor league ice hockey team, plays in the Arena at Gwinnett Center, which opened in 2003 in Duluth. At the TPC at Sugarloaf golf course, the Bellsouth Classic tournament is played the third week in May. Atlanta Athletic Club is in Johns Creek (with a Duluth zip code), which hosted the 1976 U.S. Open Golf Tournament and the 1981 and 2001 PGA Championship Golf Tournaments, as well as being home to the trophies of golfer Bobby Jones. Red Clay Theatre and Arts Center opened in downtown Duluth in 2007. The Gwinnett Gladiators are a minor league ice hockey team playing at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Arena at Gwinnett Center is an indoor arena located in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth, Georgia. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... TPC at Sugarloaf (full name Tournament Players Club at Sugarloaf) is an 18-hole golf course, located in Duluth, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. ... BellSouth Corporation was an American telecommunications holding company based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Open Championship is the annual open golf tournament of the United States. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The PGA Championship (often referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... Bobby Jones won the first Grand Slam of golf in 1930. ...


The 30097 ZIP code serves Duluth and parts of Johns Creek, and is one of the wealthiest zip codes in Georgia. Several of the most expensive neighborhoods in the Metro Atlanta area have Duluth mailing addresses, including Sugarloaf Country Club, Sweet Bottom Plantation, St. Marlo Country Club, and St. Ives Country Club.


Duluth has an annual Fall Festival celebrating the season of autumn, now held in their newly-built town center, where several buildings of traditional architecture are located, along with a pavilion, a fountain, and City Hall.

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Government

The City of Duluth is governed by a mayor and five city council members, who together appoint the city manager and city clerk. Elections are held every two years, in the odd numbered years, and the mayor and council members are elected for staggered four year terms.


The mayor of Duluth is Shirley Fanning Lasseter, and the city manager is Phil McElmore.


Politics

Duluth is decidedly Republican and a dominant player in local and regional politics. On the county level, Duluth is represented by Gwinnett County Commissioner Lorraine Green. On the state level, the city is represented in the State Senate by Senator David Shafer and in the State House by Representative Brooks Coleman. On the federal level, it is represented by Congressman John Linder. Green, Shafer, Coleman and Linder are all Duluth residents and all Republicans. All four were elected to office defeating candidates from other cities in Gwinnett County or, in the case of Linder, from a neighboring county. David Shafer is a Georgia politician. ... John Elmer Linder (born September 9, 1942), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 7th District of Georgia (map). ...


Geography

Location of Duluth, Georgia

Duluth is located at 34°0′11″N, 84°8′44″W (34.003100, -84.145498)GR1. Adapted from Wikipedias GA county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


History

Duluth's roots as a community stretch back to the early 1800s, when it was primarily forest land occupied by Cherokee Indians. An Indian trail, called Old Peachtree Road by the settlers, was extended through the area during the War of 1812 to connect Fort Peachtree in present day Atlanta with Fort Daniel near present day Lawrenceville. With the creation of Gwinnett County, Georgia in 1818, white settlement of the area accelerated. For other uses, see Cherokee (disambiguation). ... Combatants United States British Empire: United Kingdom Upper Canada Lower Canada Newfoundland Bermuda Eastern Woodland Indians Commanders James Madison Henry Dearborn Jacob Brown Winfield Scott Andrew Jackson George Prevost Isaac Brock† Tecumseh† Strength •United States Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at... Gwinnett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


Duluth's forefather, cotton merchant Evan Howell, constructed a road connecting his cotton gin at the Chattahoochee River and Old Peachtree Road, creating Howell's Cross Roads. The settlement later became known as Howell's Crossing. Evan Howell was the grandfather of Atlanta Mayor Evan P. Howell and great grandfather of Atlanta Constitution publisher Clark Howell. His descendants continue to live in the area, although the Howell name has disappeared. Evan P. Howell Categories: American politician stubs | Mayors of Atlanta ... Clark Howell (September 21, 1863 – November 14, 1936) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American newspaper man and politician from the state of Georgia. ...


The town was renamed Duluth in 1871 after Congress approved funding for a north-south railroad connecting it with the better known Duluth, Minnesota. Minnesota's Duluth is in turn named for Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut). Evan Howell was on hand for the renaming ceremony. Duluth's founding fathers apparently chose the name after a satirical speech, "The Untold Delights of Duluth," given by Congressman J. Proctor Knott of Kentucky during the debate over the railroad bill. Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut (c. ... James Proctor Knott (1830 - June 18, 1911) was the Attorney General of Missouri at the outset of the American Civil War and Governor of Kentucky from 1883 to 1887. ...


The railroad was an enormous boost to the Duluth economy. A school house was built in 1871 on the site of what is now Duluth Middle School. The first Methodist church was organized in 1871, and the first Baptist congregration formed in 1886. Both churches continue today. The Bank of Duluth was charted in 1904, followed by the Farmers and Merchants Bank in 1911. Neither survived the Depression, but the Bank of Duluth was re-chartered in 1945 at its original location.


In 1922, Duluth elected Georgia's first woman mayor, Alice Harrell Strickland, who promised to "Clean up Duluth and get rid of demon rum." She donated one acre land of for a "community forest" and began efforts to conserve land for public recreation.


Duluth grew rapidly in the 1970s and 1980s along with the rest of Gwinnett County. Georgia Governor George Busbee became a resident of Duluth in 1983 after leaving office, moving to the Sweet Bottom Plantation subdivision developed by Scott Hudgens. A major revitilization of the Duluth downtown area was undertaken in the early 2000s. George Dekle Busbee (August 7, 1927–July 16, 2004) was an American politician who served as the governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1975 to 1983. ...


In much of the 20th century, when Gwinnett County was still rural, Duluth was known in the area as being one of the few small towns with its own hospital, Joan Glancy Memorial Hospital. Consequently, many older residents of the area who call other towns home were actually born in Duluth.


2005 National Headlines

The city made national headlines twice in 2005. In March, Fulton County Courthouse shooting suspect Brian Nichols was captured in a Duluth apartment after holding local resident Ashley Smith hostage. In April, local resident Jennifer Wilbanks was reported missing a few days before her planned wedding to John Mason. She was found a few days later in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she admitted to having lied about being kidnapped. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Brian Nichols Brian Gene Nichols (born December 10, 1971 in Baltimore, Maryland) is accused of shooting and killing Judge Rowland W. Barnes, court reporter Julie Brandau, and deputy sheriff Sgt. ... Ashley (Copeland) Smith ( b August 1, 1978) was a hostage held by Brian Nichols in her apartment complex located in Duluth, Georgia, over the night of March 11-12, 2005. ... Jennifer Wilbanks Jennifer Carol Wilbanks, (a. ... Nickname: Location in the state of New Mexico Coordinates: , Country United States State New Mexico County Bernalillo Founded 1706 Government  - Mayor Martin Chavez Area  - City  181. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 22,122 people, 8,735 households, and 5,642 families residing in the city. The population density was 969.5/km² (2,512.3/mi²). There were 9,061 housing units at an average density of 397.1/km² (1,029.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.65% White, 11.86% African American, 0.33% Native American, 14.89% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.83% from other races, and 2.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.05% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 8,735 households out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.10. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $60,088, and the median income for a family was $69,437. Males had a median income of $46,683 versus $34,334 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,185. About 3.0% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Schools with Duluth mailing address

Elementary Schools

  • Abbotts Hill Elementary (Chattahoochee)
  • B.B. Harris Elementary (Duluth)
  • Berkeley Lake Elementary (Duluth)
  • Berkmar/Meadowcreek Area Elementary (opening 8/10)
  • Chattahoochee Elementary (Duluth)
  • Charles Brant Chesney Elementary (Duluth)
  • Findley Oaks Elementary (Northview)
  • M.H. Mason Elementary (Peachteee Ridge)
  • Shakerag Elementary (Northview)
  • Wilson Creek Elementary (Northview)

Middle Schools

  • Duluth Middle (Duluth)
  • Richard Hull Middle (Peachtree Ridge)
  • Louise Radloff Middle (Meadowcreek)

High Schools

Private Schools Duluth High School Duluth High School is a secondary school of approximately 2,000 students in Duluth, a suburb of Atlanta, in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Northview High School may refer to: Northview High School (Sylvania, Ohio) Northview High School (Covina, California) Northview High School (Duluth, Georgia) Northview High School (Dothan, Alabama) ...

  • Duluth Junior Academy (Duluth)
  • Duluth Montessori School (Duluth)
  • Perimeter Christian School (Johns Creek)
  • Woodward Academy North (Johns Creek)
  • Notre Dame Academy (Duluth)

Notable residents of Duluth and Johns Creek

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Toni Michelle Braxton (born October 7, 1967 in Severn, Maryland) is a six-time Grammy Award-winning[1] American R&B singer, songwriter, and actress who was popular during the 1990s. ... Daniel Danny Buggs (born April 22, 1953, at Duluth, Georgia) was a professional wide receiver for the New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Edmonton Eskimos and Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, and the Tampa Bay Bandits and San Antonio Gunslingers of the USFL. Buggs was a 1973 Kodak first... DeAngelo Eugene Hall (born November 19, 1983 in Chesapeake, Virginia) is an American football cornerback currently starting for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. He was acquired in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech with the eighth overall selection. ... Bob Hartley (Born: September 9, 1960 in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada-) is a Canadian head coach in the National Hockey League. ... Andruw Rudolf Jones [pronounced An-drew] (born April 23, 1977, in Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles) is a baseball player. ... Edward E. Kramer was born on March 20, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York. ... Kevin Austin Millwood (born December 24, 1974 in Gastonia, North Carolina) is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Texas Rangers . ... Jim Mora is the former head coach of the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars, New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts. ... Terry Lee Pendleton (b. ... William Mark Price (born February 15, 1964 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Ralph E. Reed, Jr. ... George Henry Roland Rogers, CBE ( 1906?- 19 February 1983) was a British Labour Member of Parliament. ... Atlanta Falcons strong safety, Bryan Scott. ... The 24 Semi-Finalists The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and will end on May 24, 2006. ... Chuck Smith is a radio host and former NFL defensive end. ... John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967 in Warren, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980 in Newport News, Virginia) is an American football quarterback for the National Football Leagues Atlanta Falcons franchise. ... Devon Joseph Werkheiser (born March 8, 1991) is an American actor. ... Shad Gregory Moss, formerly known as Lil Bow Wow (born 9 March 1987, Columbus, Ohio) is an African African rapper, actor, and music producer. ...

Business

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is a quasi-judicial Crown agency which regulates the alcohol and gaming industries of Ontario. ... Barco N.V. (Euronext: BAR) is a display hardware manufacturer specialising in CRT projectors, LCD projectors, DLP projectors, LED displays and flat panel displays. ... Primerica Financial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Citigroup, is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. ... CIBA Vision, a Novartis company is a contact lens provider and is the eye-care unit of Novartis AG. It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) in the Johns Creek Technology Park. ... Roper Industries NYSE: ROP is a diversified industrial company that produces engineered products for global niche markets. ... World Financial Group logo World Financial Group (WFG), is a financial services distribution and marketing organization in North America. ...

References

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Duluth, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (858 words)
Duluth is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia and a suburb of Atlanta located in the Metro Atlanta area.
Duluth is a popular and rapidly developing suburb of Atlanta, falling close to Interstate 85, which allows a quick commute to Atlanta.
Duluth has an annual Fall Festival celebrating the season of autumn, now held in their newly-built town center, where several buildings of traditional architecture are located, along with a pavilion, a fountain, and City Hall.
Duluth, Georgia (625 words)
The Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth is a showcase for items historically significant to the nation's railroads.
Duluth, Georgia is home of Joan Glancy Hospital, the first hospital in Gwinnett County.
Duluth hosts the Duluth Fall Festival in September as a benefit for Downtown Duluth.
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