Place:Dacula, Gwinnett, Georgia, United States

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NameDacula
TypeCity
Coordinates33.988°N 83.892°W
Located inGwinnett, Georgia, United States
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Dacula is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4,804 at the 2009 census

History

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Dacula started its history near the town of Chinquapin Grove which was located where Dacula Elementary now stands. The town was originally named Hokeville after a Seaboard Airline Railway executive, but was changed due to the railroad's protest. Dacula is also home to the oldest buildings in metropolitan Atlanta, such as the Elisha Winn House which originally acted as the courthouse and county office. The city of Dacula has a storied and colorful history dating back to a triple homicide in 1910. Dacula is now more known for its large Memorial Day parade, professional and collegiate athletes, and Little Mulberry Park.

Dacula's name comes from letters in Decatur and Atlanta, two nearby cities that were already prospering at the time of Dacula's founding. The name "Dacula" is properly pronounced "duh-KYOO-luh".

The city was once home to a train station on a CSX line through Northeast Georgia, although the station closed back in the mid-1950s. The city has experienced immense growth over the years. It is also home to one of the largest Southern Baptist churches in the Southeast United States, Hebron Baptist Church, which recently finished construction of a 3,850 seat auditorium.

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