The Alpharetta of today is a far cry from its beginnings nearly a century and a half ago. From the North Georgia Mountains to the Chattahoochee River along a Cherokee Indian trail, a tiny village names New Prospect Camp Ground was formed. This village, made up of tents and a log school, became a trading post where Indians and white settlers exchanged their goods. The surrounding countryside provided excellent farming land, especially for cotton.

On December 11, 1857, the town was chartered and became the county seat of Milton County. The town was renamed Alpharetta from the Greek words.


Per 2010 census:

Population: 61,981

Median household income: $85,932