Snellville, located in the southern portion of Gwinnett County, was incorporated as a town on August 20, 1923. Two young men, James Sawyer and Thomas Snell, who came to the United States from England in 1874, first settled Snellville. The city is named after Thomas Snell.
The historic Mason-Todd House is one of the city’s oldest homes that is still standing within the city limits. The city has leased the home from the E.R. Snell Family, so the home will be available for public and private events.
Snellville has been recognized by Atlanta Magazine as one of six communities in the Metro Atlanta area with the lowest Personal Crime Rate. Atlanta Magazine publishes an annual article highlighting the “Best Places to Live” in Metro Atlanta. Snellville was honored in their 1994 Issue as one of the top spots to live.
The city hosts the annual “Snellville Days Festival” the first weekend of every May. This annual event has an old-fashioned parade down Main Street and a weekend craft fair.
Incorporated: August 20, 1923
Total Area: 10.4 Square Miles
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