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Suwanee

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Suwanee is a city in Gwinnett County in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,355; this had grown to an estimated 18,694 as of 2015. Suwanee was the practicing home of the Atlanta Falcons football team from 1979 to 2001 and was voted among the Top 10 Best Places to Live by Money in 2007. In 2012, Suwanee was rated by Kiplinger as the third best place in America for raising families, and in 2013, Suwanee was identified as one of the nation's 10 Best Towns for Families by Family Circle magazine.Portions of Forsyth and Fulton counties also have Suwanee and its ZIP Code (30024) as a mailing address.HistoryEarly historySuwanee, as did most towns in Georgia, started out as a Native American village. It was built on the Chattahoochee River, where societies flourished. The city of Suwanee itself was established and officially recognized by the U.S. government in 1837 upon the erection of a post office. In 1871, the Georgia Air Line Railroad was built through Suwanee, and in 1880 the Rhodes House hotel was built to house passengers of the railroad. This was instrumental in bringing people through the town and helped to generate trade and economic activity. In 1881, a fire burned down all of the buildings on Main Street except for one. From 1880 to 1920, the population saw almost no increase, shifting from 216 people to 241 over the course of 40 years., the population of Suwanee was over 18,000 Suwanee is in Georgia. With our world travel planner, United States vacations can be built around trips to Suwanee and other destinations in United States.
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