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Alpharetta, GA, Is a Historic Town

Amid the modern advancements in Alpharetta, its history has never died. History lovers will find an array of areas to learn about the city’s past, accompanied by exhibits and unique tours. Information can be found here.

Here are the top spots worth visiting.

Downtown Alpharetta Historic District

The center of Alpharetta is known for its historic buildings, dating to the chartered city’s earliest days in the 1850s. Others date to the first decade of the twentieth century, with a second burst of building in the 1900s and 1910s. Together they make for a blend of southern-style clapboard homes with sheltered wrap-around verandas and superficial brick-built structures. Among them is the Dodd Hotel from 1870, a boarding house for teachers and professionals until the 1940s. See here for information about Enjoy Live Music in Alpharetta, GA.

Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum

There’s nowhere better to head for a detailed history of Alpharetta than this museum inside City Hall. It charts the city’s history from the time before the town existed, when the land was the traditional territory of Cherokee native Americans, right up to its recent tech revolution. The museum’s exhibits include memorabilia donated by people in the city and photographs that help demonstrate the city’s development to the one visitor can explore today.