About the city of Johns Creek, Georgia
Johns Creek is a town located in Fulton County, Georgia. It is a northern suburb of Atlanta, and its population was estimated to be 76,728 in 2019. The city is named after John C. Calhoun, the seventh Vice President of the United States.
The city’s history dates back to the early 19th century, when it was founded by a group of settlers from North Carolina. The area was originally inhabited by the Cherokee people, and the first European-American settlers arrived in 1812. The city was officially incorporated in 1857.
During the Civil War, Johns Creek was a strategic location for both Union and Confederate armies. The Battle of Atlanta took place just to the south of the city, and the area was also home to a major military hospital.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Johns Creek began to develop as a summer resort town, due to its proximity to Atlanta and its scenic setting. The city’s first golf course was built in 1910, and many wealthy Atlantans built summer homes in the area.
The city remained primarily a resort town until the 1970s, when suburbanization began to occur. The city was annexed by Atlanta in 1972, but incorporated as a separate city in 2006.
Today, Johns Creek is a growing and vibrant community. It is home to many businesses and organizations, as well as a variety of recreational and cultural activities. The city is also home to several schools, including Johns Creek High School, which was ranked as one of the top high schools in the state of Georgia by U.S. News & World Report in 2019.
Map of Johns Creek, Georgia