Historical Look at the City of Johns Creek, created by Leadership Johns Creek class of 2010 (posted on You Tube)

 

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Local History
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1899 Map of old Milton Co. showing communities of Mazeppa, Sheltonville, Ocee, Alton, and Warsaw within the current Johns Creek borders.
The area that is the present day City of Johns Creek had many communities, crossroads, and post offices sprout up and disappear over the years. Below are some names that appear on maps from the 1800s through the early 1900s.
  1. Ocee
  2. New York
  3. Mazeppa
  4. Shakerag
  5. Sheltonville
  6. Alton
  7. Newtown
  8. Skelton
  9. McClure
  10. Warsaw


Johns Creek Historic post offices

U.S. Post Office Department records are now available online at the National Archives. These records are a boon to historians, because even the smallest post offices in the most rural areas were recorded with a paper trail that includes lists and dates of postmaster appointments; postal routes with stops identified, distances between stops, and frequency of service; and hand-drawn maps noting neighboring post offices, waterways, and other landmarks.

Many of these records relating to Johns Creek and neighboring areas are in our archives.  Contact us if interested in seeing a particular record.

Learn how to find these documents and view an example of a Johns Creek historic post office map and site description.


The Johns Creek area was also part of multiple counties over the years.

  1. Cherokee County, 1831-1832.
  2. Forsyth County, 1832-1858.
  3. Milton County, 1858-1932
  4. Fulton County, 1932- present

Local History Reference Books at Spruill Oaks Library

Learn about local history with these books now available in the library's reference section - a great resource for any interested in tracing the geneology of a local family or discovering stories of the land, events, and earlier inhabitants of the Johns Creek area.

Providing several libraries with a research section on local history is an initiative of the Alpharetta & Old Milton Historical Society. The Johns Creek Historical Society is proud to be a partner in this initiative.

Historic Markers along 141

These 4 markers were installed as a Leadership Johns Creek project in 2010.

  1. History of Sheltonville/Shakerag - near intersection of 141 and Hospital Parkway
  2. Warsaw Church and Cemetery - near intersection of 141 and Grove Pt. Road
  3. Historic communities of Johns Creek - near intersection of 141 and entrance to Johns Creek HS
  4. History of the Chattahoochee River - near intersection of 141 and Old Alabama Road