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Snellville
Gwinnett County, Georgia

ZipCodes
30278

Motto
Everybody's somebody in Snellville



Page Contents for Snellville, Georgia

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Community events.

Libraries.



Statistics & Facts

The Georgia state capital is Atlanta.
The population of Snellville is approximately 12,084 (1990), 18242 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,185 (1990), 6550 (2010).
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.

Location

about 25 miles east of Atlanta near Stone Mountain.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Snellville.

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

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

City of Snellville

Snellville City Clerk
2460 Main St. East
P.O. Box 844
Snellville, Georgia 30078
Phone: 770-985-3500
FAX: 770-985-3525

Snellville has a Mayor/City Council form of government. The Mayor and the council members are both elected to four year staggered terms.

Snellville Community Events

May each year - an annual event
Snellville Days
For more information, please contact the Snellville Parks & Recreation at 770-985-353.

Snellville Libraries

Elizabeth H. Williams Library
2740 Lenora Church Rd.
Snellville, Georgia
Phone:770-972-0988

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