Fulton County was formed from DeKalb County in 1853, and then consolidated with Milton and Campbell Counties in 1932. That's why it has such an unusual, elongated shape. Of Georgia's 159 counties, Fulton County was the 144th to be created. The Fulton name honors Robert Fulton, the inventor who built the Clermont, the first commercially successful steamboat, in 1807.
The cities of Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, and Sandy Springs consist of the Northern sections of Fulton County. Visitors to North Fulton will find a wide array of hotels and attractions to make the trip an enjoyable and unforgettable one! Whether your idea of a great vacation is outstanding shopping and fine dining, history and antiques, golf and recreation, arts and theatre, or a little of everything, North Fulton has something for you!
Located just north of Atlanta and within easy reach of downtown Atlanta where you can visit nationally-recognized art galleries, catch a concert, or attend a Braves, Falcons, Thrashers, or Hawks sports event. There are hundreds of acres of parks and green space in the North Fulton area. World-class golf courses and dozens of tennis courts await willing players. The newest park and entertainment center for the area is the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park, a regional performing and visual arts complex. Nestled in the 27-acre site is a 2,000-seat multi-use performance hall, a 300-seat black box theater, visual art galleries and a 12,000-seat outdoor amphitheatre. For more information about the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park, visit their site at www.vzwamp.com.