“A place to imagine.” – Norcross city tagline
Welcome to Norcross, Georgia, located just 20 miles from downtown Atlanta, Georgia, Norcross is the perfect place to live if you’re looking to enjoy the suburbs with just a short trip to the city. If you are planning to schedule your move with our certified moving experts at RNR Moving, here’s a little more information to get you into the “know” about this lovely city.
According to Norcrossga.net, “In 1869, Atlanta entrepreneur J.J. Thrasher purchased 250 acres around the first stop north along the proposed Richmond Danville rail lines. One year later, the area was incorporated. Thrasher named the new town for his good friend and fellow entrepreneur Jonathan Norcross, who was also the fourth mayor of Atlanta. Eventually, Norcross became known as “Atlanta’s Favorite Summer Resort,” and beginning in 1878, a commuter train called the “Airline Belle” made round trips twice a day, carrying visitors between Atlanta and Norcross.”
The Eastern Continental Divide runs through the heart of the original community, passing alongside Thrasher Park and down the middle of North Peachtree Street. It is a ridge along which the Cherokee Indians once had a well-traveled path leading to the Chattahoochee River. In the early 1800s, when it was being widened into a road by early Norcross-area resident William Nesbit, it was reportedly called “Pitch Tree Road” after all the pine trees in the area, which the Cherokee used to get pitch to seal their canoes. Later, the road became known as “Peachtree Road,” and it’s now lined with restored Victorian homes, stroller-friendly sidewalks and lovely oaks.
Things To Do
The Forum on Peachtree Parkway
Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA
Malibu Grand Prix Norcross
Objet d’Art Gallery & Studios
Ai Tunes Karaoke