Sugar Hill, Georgia

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Sugar Hill, Georgia
Location in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia
Location in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°6′8″N 84°2′39″W / 34.10222°N 84.04417°W / 34.10222; -84.04417Coordinates: 34°6′8″N 84°2′39″W / 34.10222°N 84.04417°W / 34.10222; -84.04417
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyGwinnett
Area
 • Total9.2 sq mi (23.7 km2)
 • Land9.2 sq mi (23.7 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,148 ft (350 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total18,522
 • Density1,239/sq mi (481/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30518
Area code(s)770, 678
FIPS code13-74180[1]
GNIS feature ID0333152[2]

Sugar Hill is a city in the U.S. state of Georgia. The city is in Gwinnett County and is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Sugar Hill has a population of 18,522 according to the 2010 United States Census. This makes it the fourth-largest city in Gwinnett County.

History[change | change source]

Sugar Hill was created by the State of Georgia's government in 1939, and when the Sugar Hill was created it was called the Town of Sugar Hill.[3] The town was renamed to the City of Sugar Hill in 1975.[4] Before Sugar Hill was a town, the area was part of a road that went from a railroad stop in Buford, Georgia to the city of Cumming, Georgia. Sugar Hill was named when a large shipment of sugar spilled along the route, and people started calling the area "the hill where the sugar spilled" or "the sugar hill".[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. 1939. Sugar Hill Town Charter". GALILEO. Retrieved on 14 January 2013. 
  4. "Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. 1952. Sugar Hill charter amended". GALILEO. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  5. "Our History". City of Sugar Hill, Georgia. Retrieved 15 January 2013.