Atlanta metropolitan area
Metro Atlanta, designated by the United States Office of Management and Budget as the Atlanta–Sandy Springs–Roswell, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area, is the most populous metro area in the US state of Georgia and the ninth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States. Its economic and demographic center is Atlanta, has an estimated 2017 population of 5,884,736 according to the U. S. Census Bureau; the metro area forms the core of a broader trading area, the Atlanta–Athens-Clarke–Sandy Springs Combined Statistical Area. The Combined Statistical Area spans up to 39 counties in north Georgia and has an estimated 2017 population of 6,555,956. Atlanta is considered a "beta world city." It is the third largest metropolitan region in the Census Bureau's Southeast region behind Greater Washington and Greater Miami. By U. S. Census Bureau standards, the population of the Atlanta region spreads across a metropolitan area of 8,376 square miles – a land area comparable to that of Massachusetts.
Because Georgia contains more counties than any other state except Texas, area residents live under a decentralized collection of governments. As of the 2000 census, fewer than one in ten residents of the metropolitan area lived inside Atlanta city limits. A 2006 survey by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce counted 140 cities and towns in the 28‑county Metropolitan Statistical Area in mid-2005. Nine cities – Johns Creek, Chattahoochee Hills, Peachtree Corners, Tucker and South Fulton – have incorporated since following the lead of Sandy Springs in 2005; the Atlanta metropolitan area was first defined in 1950 as Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Clayton counties. Walton, Douglas, Forsyth, Cherokee and Butts counties were added after the 1970 census, with Barrow and Coweta counties joining in 1980 and Bartow, Paulding and Spalding counties in 1990. Atlanta's larger combined statistical area adds the Gainesville, Georgia MSA, Athens-Clarke County, Georgia MSA and the LaGrange, Jefferson and Cedartown micropolitan areas, for a total 2012 population of 6,162,195.
The CSA abuts the Macon and Columbus MSAs. The region is one of the metropolises of the Southeastern United States, is part of the emerging megalopolis known as Piedmont Atlantic MegaRegion along the I-85 Corridor; the counties listed below are included in the Atlanta–Sandy Springs–Gainesville CSA. However, most other entities define a much smaller metropolitan area by including only the counties which have the densest suburban development. Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Clayton were the five original counties when the Atlanta metropolitan area was first defined in 1950, continue to be the core of the metro area; these five counties along with five more are members of the Atlanta Regional Commission, a weak metropolitan government agency, a regional planning agency. The ten ARC counties and five more form part of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, created in 2001; the 12 counties listed above with under 75,000 residents are not included in any other metropolitan definition except the OMB/Census Bureau's MSA and CSA.
Hall County forms the Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area, but with astronomical growth to over 190,000 residents, is now part of the Atlanta CSA. The official tourism website of the State of Georgia features a "Metro Atlanta" tourism region that includes only nine counties: Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Coweta, Douglas and Henry. Cumberland Perimeter Center Hartsfield-Jackson areaMore than one half of metro Atlanta's population is in unincorporated areas or areas considered a census-designated-place by the census bureau. Metro Atlanta includes the following incorporated and unincorporated suburbs and surrounding cities, sorted by population as of 2010: Principal city Atlanta pop. 472,522 Places with 75,000 to 99,999 inhabitants. 95,158 Sandy Springs pop. 93,853 Roswell pop. 88,346 Johns Creek pop. 76,728Places with 50,000 to 74,999 inhabitants Alpharetta pop. 57,551 Marietta pop. 56,579 Stonecrest pop. 53,490 Smyrna pop. 51,271Places with 25,000 to 49,999 inhabitants Places with 24,999 or fewer inhabitants The area sprawls across the low foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to the north and the Piedmont to the south.
The northern and some western suburbs tend to be higher and more hilly than the southern and eastern suburbs. The average elevation is around 1,000 feet; the highest point in the immediate area is Kennesaw Mountain at 1,808 ft, followed by Stone Mountain at 1,686 ft, Sweat Mountain at 1,640 ft, Little Kennesaw Mountain at 1,600 ft. Others include Blackjack Mountain, Lost Mountain, Brushy Mountain, Pine Mountain, Mount Wilkinson. Many of these play prominently in the various battles of the Atlanta Campaign during the American Civil War. If the further-north counties are included, Bear Mountain is highest, followed by Pine Log Mountain, Sawnee Mountain, Hanging Mountain, followed by the others listed above. Stone, Sweat and Sawnee are all home to some of the area's broadcast stations; the area's subsoil is colored rusty by the iron oxide present in it. It becomes muddy and sticky when wet, hard when dry, stains light-colored carpets and c
Stockbridge is a city in Henry County, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 25,637, up from 9,853 in 2000. Stockbridge is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area; the area was settled in 1829 when Concord Methodist Church was organized near present-day Old Stagecoach Road. It was granted a post office on April 5, 1847, named for a traveling professor, Levi Stockbridge, who passed through the area many times before the post office was built, he was said to be respected in his namesake community. Others contend that the city was named after Thomas Stock, State Surveyor and president of the Georgia State Senate in the 1820s. In 1881, the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad was to pass through Stockbridge between Macon and Atlanta; the settlers who owned the land about Old Stockbridge asked such a high price for their land that two prominent Atlanta citizens, John W. Grant and George W. Adair, bought a tract about a mile south of Old Stockbridge and offered lots at a reasonable price.
Here the railroad built many lots were sold. The depot was located about 600 feet north of what is now North Henry Blvd but was destroyed by the Southern Railway in the early 1980s. Stockbridge was incorporated as a town in 1895 and as a city on August 6, 1920; the Aaron and Margaret Parker Jr. House and Walden-Turner House in Stockbridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. On May 6, 1992, Mayor Rudy Kelley received a letter from John Stockbridge of South Carolina requesting a letter of "Greeting" from the City of Stockbridge to the attendees of the first reunion of the Stockbridge family. In his letter, he mentioned that he grew up in Georgia and had been told as a child that the city of Stockbridge was named after his great-great-grandfather Levi Stockbridge, who had traveled back and forth from the North to his property in Florida and stopped here on his journey. Levi Stockbridge was born on March 13, 1820, fits the time frame just prior to the Civil War. Levi would have been 27 years of age when Stockbridge was assigned a post office in 1847.
Until May 6, 1992, there had never been a name other than Professor Stockbridge. At that time, Levi Stockbridge was mentioned as the person for, it is not certain that Levi Stockbridge was the individual for whom the citizens of the community named their post office and village. However, through John Stockbridge's letters and many conversations with him, it is believed that this is the rightful Professor Stockbridge, unknown for 146 years. In late 2005 the City of Stockbridge engaged in a controversial preemptive use of eminent domain to buy over 16 acres of land near the current city hall running along East Atlanta Road; the city wanted to build a new city hall, park/square, a small tract of land for new and more desirable business to incorporate a new image for the city. Stockbridge became the focus of national news and was one of the largest issues in the 2006 Georgia General Assembly and their efforts to prevent abuse of eminent domain. Many of the citizens of Stockbridge and Henry County were surprised by the apparent abuse of eminent domain by the city.
Early in 2006, a protest was organized by the NAACP and supported by the Republican and Libertarian parties from the county. Syndicated Atlanta talk show host Neal Boortz said during his show, "Private property rights are dead in Stockbridge, Georgia," and called members of the Stockbridge City Council "sorry bastards"; the Henry County Board of Commissioners took a stance on the issue by unanimously approving a non-binding resolution that the county would not take land for economic development purposes. However, the county has no say in what the City of Stockbridge can do with its land and its use of eminent domain. Many have said this was just a political strategy, as Henry County has been shown in recent voting history to be one of the most conservative counties in the Atlanta metro area; the conflict between the city and the property owners came to an end on February 2, 2007, as the Georgia Court of Appeals threw out the condemnation. Only one store, a local florist, beat the eminent domain and was allowed to keep its store and property.
A brick fence was erected around the florist shop to separate it from the new City Hall. After February 2007, the city had plans drawn up to build the new city hall; the plans called for the new city hall and green space to be built around the florist's shop that started the now famous eminent domain lawsuit. The city said that the new development would strengthen the old and worn-down downtown business district. Stockbridge City Manager Ted Strickland said that the new city hall was necessary, because some current city employees were working out of closets and supply rooms. A group of residents in Stockbridge attempted to secede to form their own community called Eagle's Landing in the 2018 general election; the referendum was defeated. Stockbridge is located in northwestern Henry County at 33°32′3″N 84°13′52″W, its northwestern border follows the Clayton County line. U. S. Route 23 is the main road through the center of the city, leading northwest 20 miles to downtown Atlanta and southeast 9 miles to McDonough, the Henry County seat.
Interstate 75 passes through the southwest side of the city, with access from Exits 222, 224, 228. I-75 leads southeast 64 miles to Macon. Interstate 675 splits from I-75 in northwestern Stockbridge and provides access to the city from its Exit 1. According to the United States Census Bureau, Stockbridge has a total area of 13.4 square miles, of which 13.3 square miles are land and 0.1 square miles, or 0.97%, are water. As of the c
Historic ferries of the Atlanta area
Historic ferries operated on rivers around Atlanta, Georgia area, became namesakes for numerous current-day roads in north Georgia. Most of the ferries date to the early years of European-American settlement in the 1820s and 1830s, when Cherokee and other Native Americans still occupied part of what became Georgia. An assortment of owned and operated ferries carried travelers and loads across the Chattahoochee River and several other smaller rivers. Ferry operators set up small trading posts at their ferry landings, they provided much needed service when there were no bridges, many rivers ran too high to be forded. After the Civil War, the state and cities began to build bridges to replace the ferries; some of these are counted among the historic bridges of the Atlanta area. Note: The first sentence below has no historical documentation. There are no historical references to a Bell's Ferry across Little River. There was a King's Ferry there in the 1830's See book cited below. Consult court documents and information about Bell's Ferry cited here below.
Bell's Ferry was a run ferry across the Little River in Cherokee County. This location is now part of a narrow arm of Lake Allatoona, the present-day Bell's Ferry Road crosses the Little River over a bridge. Bells Ferry Road runs from Church Street in Marietta, north to Marietta Street, it is an alternative route between the two county seats, departing well west of former SR 5. Until 1984, the section of this road from SR 92 at Oak Grove north to Canton was designated as SR 205. Within the city of Marietta, street name signs use the proper "Bell's" rather than "Bells"; the southernmost end of the road is called Church Street Extension, although it is a turn off Church Street, a straight continuation of Bells Ferry Road. The name change occurs at an arbitrary place in the road, instead of at a major intersection such as Cobb Parkway; this section was once the main street through the small town of Elizabeth. According to Cherokee County court documents of 1835, James H. Bell operated a ferry across the Etowah River.
It has been suggested that, since James Bell owned Land Lot 252/21/2 at the time and as it contained both banks of the Etowah, this was the probable location of his ferry. This site is near present-day Bridge Mill community, northwest of Bells Sixes roads. In June 1835, Bell sold the ferry. In January 1837, Bell purchased Land Lot 478/21/2 on the Etowah. A ferry had been established there in 1834 by Jonathan J. Johnson. Bell operated this ferry until December 1855, he built a bridge across the Etowah near this location. Land Lot 478 is near present-day Victoria Landing on Lake Allatoona; these two Bell's ferry locations account for the Bell's Ferry Rd. between Canton and Marietta, for the Bell's Ferry roads found across the Etowah River, running north and west from the Land Lot 478/21/2 ferry site. Montgomery Ferry. Run by Martin DeFoor. Grogan's Ferry was a ferry located on the Chattahoochee River in the northern part of Milton County, now present day Fulton County, near Milton. Heard's Ferry Isom's Ferry, was operated by John Heard.
It was named for Judge John Stevens Heard, who served as a corporal in the 9th Georgia Battalion Artillery and is buried in the Heard family cemetery off Heards Ferry Road not far from the ferry location. This ferry crossed over the Chattahoochee River. A street off Peachtree Industrial Boulevard bears its name; the ferry is named for the Howell family who operated it. Near Palmetto. Isom's Ferry was operated in the 1860s by James Isom; the ferry went by many names, include Isham's Ferry, Isham's Ford, Phillip's Ford, Cavalry Ford. John Heard operated it until 1890 as Heard's Ferry. John Isom – Jr. 1st Lieutenant Appointed 2nd Corporal, March 4, 1862 Private in Captain Sentell's Company, Leyden's, Artillery Battalion. This company subsequently became 9th Battalion Georgia Artillery. Age 45, Enlisted Atlanta, Ga. March 4, 1862 Under A. Leyden for 3 years or war. From March 4, to May 1, 1862 Present Acted as Corporal up to date May 1, 1862 Elected 2nd Lieutenant, May – June 1862 not stated, May 20, 1862 Bounty Paid $50, Resigned as Captain April 15, 1864 for health reasons, Captured in Berrien County, July 16, 1864, Appeared on a Register of Prisoner of War received at Military Prison, Kentucky.
Received at military prison Louisville, Ky. Released north of the Ohio River. Took oath to US Aug 27, 1864. Complexion Dark, Hair Light, Blue, Height 5' 7", Born in Jackson County, Georgia, in 1818. Buried in Grady County, Ga. Received a Cross of Honor from Atlanta UDC Chapter 18. Dates: 14 Dec 1818-22 Jun 1904. Although the name of the road is now Johnson Ferry, the ferry that crossed the Chattahoochee River at that point was called "Johnston's Ferry" because it was operated by William Marion Johnston, who owned the land. A historical marker placed by the Georgia Historical Commission in 1963 states, "300 ft. W. stood the res. of Wm. Johnston who operated the ferry in the 1850's, where Johnston's Fy. Rd. crosses the Chattahoochee River. July 5, 1864. Gen. Kenner Garrard's cav. div. en route from Marietta to Roswell via this rd. camped on Willeo Cr. from which point he sent a regiment S. to burn the Paper Mills on Soap Creek. July 9. Newton's 4th A. C. div. moving from Vining's Station, traversed this road to Roswell to support Garrard's passage of the river at Shallow Ford -- retracing July 12 & crossing
Silver Comet Trail
The Silver Comet Trail is a rail trail in west-northwestern Georgia. Map Trail's Path The Silver Comet Trail is named for the Silver Comet passenger train that traversed the same route from 1947 to 1969, it begins in Smyrna, runs west through Cobb and Polk counties, continues as Alabama's Chief Ladiga Trail at the state line. The Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga trails join to form one continuous 94-mile trail from Smyrna, Georgia to Anniston, which together form the second longest paved rail trail in the U. S. U. S. Bicycle Route 21 follows a 52-mile portion of Silver Comet Trail from Cedartown to the east end of the trail. In 1947, the Silver Comet was introduced by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad during the height of passenger rail use. Due to declining ridership, the Silver Comet was downgraded in the 1960s, losing its sleeper-lounger cars. In 1969, the Silver Comet was downgraded again and discontinued in June of that year, by SAL successor Seaboard Coast Line. By 1986 SCL had merged with several nearby railroads, forming the Seaboard System, which had become CSX Transportation by July 1987.
CSX abandoned 36 miles of the former Silver Comet route from Cobb County through Paulding and Polk counties in 1989. In 1992, the Georgia Department of Transportation purchased the former roadbed for future use as a high-speed transit route, but that year, Ron Griffith, Director of Cobb County Parks, requested a lease agreement between the county and the Georgia DOT to use the rail line as a multi-use trail; the Cobb County Board of Commissioners approved the multi-use trail plan in November. Construction began in July 1998, with the initial section between Nickajack Creek and Hicks Road opening by that November. In Paulding County, the Silver Comet Trail crosses over the Allatoona Fault. One rock formation of particular note in Paulding County is the Ordovician-age Pumpkinvine Creek Formation composed of metamorphosed volcanic rocks thought to have originated out in the now-vanished, ancient ocean that geologists refer to as Iapetus; the meta-volcanic rocks of the PCF are believed to be remnants of the sort of so-called "accreted terranes" described above, exposures of PCF rocks can be found on the Silver Comet Trail near the Allatoona Fault.
Chief Ladiga Trail Nathan Dean Complex and Park The Silver Comet Trail in Cobb County, Georgia Silver Comet Trail directions, maps, photos, videos Information about the Silver Comet Trail at the PATH Foundation PATH Foundation newsletter with construction updates Information about the Silver Comet Trail at TrailExpress Silver Comet Trail Map Silver Comet Trail Page at RailsToTrails.us Silver Comet Trail at Georgia's Railroad History and Heritage Murder On The Silver Comet Trail by Charlotte Fairchild promoting safety awareness Polk County Chamber of Commerce video highlighting the Trail
In the field of road transport, an interchange is a road junction that uses grade separation, one or more ramps, to permit traffic on at least one highway to pass through the junction without interruption from other crossing traffic streams. It differs from a standard intersection. Interchanges are always used when at least one road is a controlled-access highway or a limited-access divided highway, though they are sometimes used at junctions between surface streets. Note: The descriptions of interchanges apply to countries where vehicles drive on the right side of the road. For left-side driving, layout of the junctions is the only left/right is reversed. A freeway junction or highway interchange or motorway junction is a type of road junction linking one controlled-access highway to another, to other roads, or to a rest area or motorway service area. In the UK, most junctions are numbered sequentially. In the US, interchanges are either numbered by interchange number. A highway ramp or slip road is a short section of road that allows vehicles to enter or exit a controlled-access highway.
A directional ramp tends toward the desired direction of travel: A ramp that makes a left turn exits from the left side of the roadway. Left directional ramps are uncommon, as the left lane is reserved for high-speed through traffic. Ramps for a right turn are always right directional ramps. A non-directional ramp goes opposite to the desired direction of travel. Many loop ramps are non-directional. A semi-directional ramp exits in a direction opposite from the desired direction of travel turns toward the desired direction. Many flyover ramps are semi-directional. A U-turn ramp leaves the road in one direction, turns over or under it, rejoins in the opposite direction. Weaving is an undesirable situation where traffic veering right and left must cross paths within a limited distance, to merge with traffic on the through lane; the German Autobahn system has Autobahn-to-Autobahn interchanges of two types: a four-way interchange, the Autobahnkreuz, where two motorways cross. Some on-ramps have a ramp meter, a dedicated mid-ramp traffic light that controls the flow of entering vehicles.
A complete interchange has enough ramps to provide access from any direction of any road in the junction to any direction of any other road in the junction. A complete interchange between a freeway and another road requires at least four ramps. Complete interchanges between two freeways have at least eight ramps, as having fewer would reduce capacity and increase weaving. Using U-turns, the number for two freeways can be reduced to six, by making cars that want to turn left either pass by the other road first make a U-turn and turn right, or turn right first and make a U-turn. Depending on the interchange type and the connectivity offered other numbers of ramps may be used. For example, if a highway interchanges with a highway containing a collector/express system, additional ramps can be used to link the interchanging highway with the collector and express lanes respectively. For highways with high-occupancy vehicle lanes, ramps can be used to service these carriageways directly, thereby increasing the number of ramps used.
An incomplete interchange has at least one or more missing ramps that prevent access to at least one direction of another road in the junction from any other road in the junction. A cloverleaf interchange is a two-level, four-way interchange where all turns across opposing traffic are handled by non-directional loop ramps. Assuming right-handed traffic, to go left vehicles first cross over or under the target route bear right onto a curved ramp that turns 270 degrees, merging onto the target route from the right, crossing the route just departed; these loop ramps produce the namesake cloverleaf shape. Two major advantages of cloverleaves are that they require only one bridge which makes such junctions inexpensive as long as land is plentiful, that they do not require any traffic signals to operate. However, weaving is a major shortcoming of cloverleaves, as the four total offramps and onramps are present, merge on the main routes; the capacity of this design is comparatively low. Cloverleaves use a considerable area of land, are more found along older highways, in rural areas and within cities with low population densities.
A variant design separates all turning traffic into a parallel carriageway to minimize the problem of weaving. Collector and distributor roads are similar, but are separated from the main carriageway by a divider, such as a guard rail or Jersey barrier. A stack interchange is a four-way interchange whereby a semi-directional left turn and a directional right turn are both available. Access to both turns is provided by a single offramp. Assuming right-handed driving, in order to cross over incoming traffic and go left, vehicles first exit onto an off-ramp from the rightmost lane. After demerging from right-turning traffic, they complete their left turn by crossing both highways on a flyover ramp or underpass; the penultimate step is a merge with the right-turn on-ramp traffic from the opposite quadrant of the interchange. An onramp merges both streams o
Norcross is a city in Gwinnett County, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 9,116, while in 2017 the estimated population was 16,845, it is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metropolitan statistical area. Norcross was chartered as a town on October 26, 1870; the community was named for a former Atlanta Mayor and railroad official. Norcross is located in western Gwinnett County at 33°56′N 84°13′W, it is bordered to the north by the city of Peachtree Corners. Interstate 85 forms the southern boundary of the city, with access from Exits 99, 101, 102. Downtown Atlanta is 20 miles to the southwest via I-85. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Norcross has a total area of 4.65 square miles, of which 4.64 square miles is land and 0.01 square miles, or 0.25%, is water. Gwinnett County Transit serve the city. Norcross Greyhound Bus Terminal, 2105 Norcross Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30071 The Western Gwinnett Bikeway, is a multi-use trail along the Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.
It is a shared use path, cycle track, bike lane that connects Norcross to neighboring Duluth. In September 2015, the Norcross City Council approved plans to do a concept study on developing the Beaver Ruin Creek Greenway; the greenway could serve to connect Norcross residents to the Peachtree Creek Greenway, being developed in Atlanta, Brookhaven and Doraville. As of 2010, Norcross had a population of 9,116; the racial and ethnic composition of the population was 40.8% white, 19.8% black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.1% Asian Indian, 10.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 21.5% from some other race and 4.3% reporting two or more races. 39.4 % of the population was Latino. At the 2000 census, there were 8,410 people, 2,644 households and 1,768 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,050.4 per square mile. There were 2,750 housing units at an average density of 670.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 53.50% White, 20.82% African American, 0.54% Native American, 6.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 15.39% from other races, 3.63% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 40.93% of the population. There were 2,644 households of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.1% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.35. Age distribution was 22.7% under the age of 18, 14.8% from 18 to 24, 40.9% from 25 to 44, 15.5% from 45 to 64, 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 130.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 134.8 males. The median household income was $44,728 and the median family income was $42,893. Males had a median income of $26,485 versus $27,347 for females; the per capita income for the city was $18,573. About 11.8% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.
Alvin Kamara, NFL running back for the New Orleans Saints Gwinnett County Public Schools serves Norcross. Elementary schools Susan O. Stripling Elementary School Beaver Ridge Elementary School Meadowcreek Elementary School Nesbit Elementary School Norcross Elementary School Rockbridge Elementary School Baldwin Elementary School Middle schools Pinckneyville Middle Summerour Middle High schools Meadowcreek High School Norcross High School Other Brenau University Atlanta Campus Greater Atlanta Christian School GIVE Center West Ashworth College Gwinnett County Public Library operates the Norcross Branch in Norcross. WestRock, a Fortune 500 paper and packaging manufacturer RentPath, a large apartment guide company Institute of Industrial Engineers, a professional society for industrial engineers LSI Corporation, which designs semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking in datacenters and mobile networks EMS Technologies, specializing in wireless communications American Megatrends, headquartered in Building 200 at 5555 Oakbrook Parkway in unincorporated Gwinnett County near Norcross Waffle House, headquartered in Norcross NanoLumens and manufacturer of digital LED displays The main newspaper of Greater Atlanta is the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The Spanish language newspaper El Nuevo Georgia has its headquarters in unincorporated Gwinnett County near Norcross. The ABC Studios television show Resurrection was filmed in all around Norcross; the 2018 film Love Simon has a carnival themed scene filmed in the Norcross town square. City of Norcross official website Norcross Neighbors Historic Norcross Holiday Home Tour National Register of Historic Places City of Norcross historical marker Holy Row historical marker Brunswick Hotel historical marker Norcross Presbyterian Church historical marker
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