Alpharetta, Georgia

City Hall

History & Trivia

  1. The city’s name is a variation of a fictional Indian girl, Alfarata, in a 19th-century song, “The Blue Juniata“. The name of the city might also have been derived from the first letter of the Greek alphabet.
  2. Alpharetta’s original town charter set a tax limit of $25 per year.
  3. Before the Great Depression and the introduction of the boll weevil, cotton was Alpharetta’s main industry.
  4. Forbes magazine once voted Alpharetta the nation’s 7th friendliest city.



Wills Park:
By Qwiddler (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

City Hall:
By Thomson200 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Alpharetta, located in Fulton County, five miles NE of Roswell and twenty-three miles N of Atlanta, was initially a small village called New Prospect Camp Ground consisting of tents and a log school.

Alpharetta By The Numbers

Population: 58,075

Median Resident Age: 36.1 years

Median Home Price: $302,400

Median Household Size: 2.69

Married Population: 62%

Average Commute: 25.26 minutes

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