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Gwinnett County,

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30278

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Snellville is approximately 12,084 (1990).
The approximate number of families is 4,185 (1990).

The amount of land area in Snellville is 23.644 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.115 sq kilometers.
The distance from Snellville to Washington DC is 536 miles. The distance to the Georgia state capital is 25 miles. (as the crow flies)
Snellville is positioned 33.85 degrees north of the equator and 84.00 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Location

Snellville location: about 25 miles east of Atlanta near Stone Mountain.

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History & History Related Items

Snellville history:

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Snellville was founded by two men, James Sawyer and Thomas Snell, who left England around 1874. They eventually settled into this area opening a general store similar to one that had run in England. The business prospered and grew, eventually needing expansion. The two men differed on this subject and ended their partnership, both continuing to run stores in town. A post office was opened in 1885 with Sawyer as the first postmaster, running the office out of the back of his store. Sawyer died in 1946 after retiring from his store business. Snell died of complications of appendicitis at only 39 years of age. Snellville was chartered in 1923 with Gladston Snell as the first Mayor.
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Attractions

Snellville attractions:

T.W. Briscoe Park
2500 Sawyer Parkway
Snellville, Georgia 30078
Phone: 770-985-3535

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