Milton, Georgia


Milton, Georgia
Milton, Georgia
—  City  —
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Milton, Georgia is located in Metro Atlanta
Milton, Georgia
Location of Milton in Metro Atlanta
Coordinates: 34°07′56″N 84°18′02″W / 34.1321631°N 84.3006660°W / 34.1321631; -84.3006660Coordinates: 34°07′56″N 84°18′02″W / 34.1321631°N 84.3006660°W / 34.1321631; -84.3006660
Country United States
State Georgia
County Fulton
Incorporated December 1, 2006
Government
 – Mayor Joe Lockwood
Area
 – Total 38.7 sq mi (100.3 km2)
 – Land 38.5 sq mi (99.8 km2)
 – Water .2 sq mi (1.3 km2)  1.3%
Elevation 978 ft (298 m)
Population (2010)
 – Total 32,661
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 30004, 30009
Area code(s) 770, 678
Website Milton, Georgia


Milton is a city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. Incorporated on December 1, 2006, it was created out of the entire unincorporated northwestern part of northern Fulton County. It is a highly affluent community with an average household income within the zip code 30004 of $99,412 [1]. According to the 2010 Census, Milton's population is 32,661.[2]

Milton was not named for any of its historic communities, but rather because northern Fulton County (generally north of the Chattahoochee River) is almost entirely the former Milton County, which was in turn named for either John Milton or Homer V. Milton.[citation needed]

Contents

Incorporation

A citizen's committee was formed in 2005 to help determine the viability of incorporating unincorporated northwest Fulton County. After debate, the Georgia State House and Senate approved a bill creating the city of Milton on March 9, 2006. On Wednesday, March 28, 2006, Governor Sonny Perdue signed the bill into law. In July 2006, voters approved a ballot referendum on July 18 by more than 86%.

On August 4, 2006, Governor Sonny Perdue appointed a five-person commission to serve as the interim government of Milton.

Milton adopted the existing county ordinances on December 1.

Geography

Milton is centered at 34°7′56″N 84°18′2″W / 34.13222°N 84.30056°W / 34.13222; -84.30056 (34.1321631, -84.3006660)[3], as first officially recognized by the USGS GNIS in December 2006. According to the United States Bureau of the Census the city has an area of 38.7 sq mi (100 km2) including 38.5 sq mi (100 km2) of land and 0.2 sq mi (0.52 km2) of water, with 98.7 percent of it land and 1.3 percent water. The elevation is about 298 metres (978 ft) AMSL.

It is bounded by the cities of Roswell and Alpharetta on the south, and the counties of Forsyth on the east and Cherokee on the north and west. Former communities within Milton's city limits include Birmingham, Field's Cross Roads, and Crabapple. The Arnold Mill is also located on Georgia State Route 140 (Arnold Mill Road).

As of April 2007, the USPS (per www.usps.gov) recognizes Milton as a valid alias for ZIP code 30004, which is served from the Alpharetta post office.

The city of Milton estimates its area to be about 23,000 acres (93 km²).

Major highways

  • Georgia 9.svg State Route 9
  • Georgia 372.svg State Route 372
  • Georgia 140.svg State Route 140
  • Georgia 400.svg State Route 400

Demographics

According to the Census Bureau's 2010 preliminary figures, the population of Milton is 32,661.[4]

The vast majority of Milton is part of the zip code 30004, which has a population of 57,435 and an average household income of $99,412.[1] The extra population is due to the fact that this zip code extends into northern Alpharetta, as well as some of the areas surrounding Milton.

Government

Officials

  • Mayor: Joe Lockwood
  • District 1: Karen C. Thurman
  • District 2: Julie Zahner Bailey
  • District 3: Bill Lusk
  • District 4: Burt Hewitt
  • District 5: Joe Longoria
  • District 6: Alan Tart

Council timeline

Year District
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
1st
(2007)
Karen Thurman Julie Zahner Bailey Bill Lusk Neal O’Brien Tina D’Aversa Rick Mohrig
2nd
(2008)
Burt Hewitt Alan Tart
3rd
(2009)
4th
(2010)
Joe Longoria

Education

The city is served by Fulton County Schools[5]

Elementary Schools (Grades K-5)[6]

  • Alpharetta Elementary School in Alpharetta
  • Birmingham Falls Elementary School
  • Cogburn Woods Elementary School
  • Crabapple Crossing Elementary School
  • Manning Oaks Elementary School in Alpharetta
  • Mountain Park Elementary School Roswell
  • Summit Hill Elementary School
  • Sweet Apple Elementary School in Roswell

Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)[7]

High Schools (Grades 9-12)[8]

References

External links


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