A Look at Years Past
Early in the 19th century, Duluth started out as a wooded area that was part of the Cherokee territory. The first road was developed during the War of 1812, called Old Peachtree Road. It linked the Fort Peachtree in what is now Atlanta to Fort Daniel, near Dacula. In 1818, Gwinnett County, Georgia was created. This caused the area to be settled quickly. When named, the area was called Howell's Crossing, after cotton merchant Evan Howell. However, the name was changed with the connection of the north-south rail lines. This boosted the economy and helped to build the area up to what it is today.
Festival Friendly Cit
Visitors and locals enjoy a festival friendly city in Duluth. Numerous festivals celebrate events throughout the year, some of which are quite large. In September of each year, Duluth throws its Fall Festival, lasting four days during the last week of the month. The festival starts with a carnival, has a parade, and finishes with a road race. In the middle of December, Winter Fest takes place and includes a winter market and performances from the local performing arts academy. A New Year's Eve celebration commences each year, allowing you attend a winter carnival, watch the Chick-fil-A-Bowl Game, and see fireworks at midnight.