Sometimes, when a city, town, or local area has an interesting name, we usually like to know how it came to be. Sandy Springs, Georgia is literally named after a spring that bubbles up from a sandy hole. It is still an active spring, producing 10 gallons of water per minute, every day, and is located at Sandy Springs Circle at the Sandy Springs Historical Site of the Williams-Payne House Museum.
The site was originally home to the Cherokee and Creek Indians, and is located near the Chattahoochee River. There are three fishing weirs in the Chattahoochee from Settles Bridge to Morgan Falls. They were created by the Native American tribes and remain intact today, due to careful preservation and care.
For over 100 years, Methodist camp meetings have been held at the site where a small log cabin was built on a grassy ridge overlooking the springs in 1848 and was the first location of the Sandy Springs Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Throughout history, soldiers of the Civil War and travelers who had knowledge of the springs would stop by and rest for the night. Explorers on horseback or on foot would also stop by after long days on the trail to fill their canteens, do a little bartering, or trade various goods, and then be on their way to their next destination.
The Sandy Springs are located in the public park known as Heritage Green in the heart of Sandy Springs, GA. As of March 20, 2010, the Williams-Payne House (circa 1869) was re-opened to the public as The Heritage Sandy Springs Museum.
Find out more about all the great things Sandy Springs Georgia has too offer. We've put together information on where to live, shop, eat, play, and so much more!
Sandy Springs is a wonderful place to live! Our informative articles on apartment communites, schools, recrational activity, parks, and churches can make living here even more fulfilling. Learn about apartment communities like The Reserve at Ridgewood, The Residences at Morgan's Falls, and The Park at Dunwoody. Find out about great local schools like North Springs Charter High School, Woodland Elementary Charter School, and Cumberland Academy of Georgia. If your looking for secondary education program or want to learn a second language find out about the great programs available at the Art Institue of Atlanta and Tabula Rasa: The Language Acadamy. If you are interested in enrolling yourself or you child in a art, dance, music or acting programs read about the great ones available at Di Domizio's Art Center, North Georgia School of Ballet, Franklin Pond Music, and the Young Actors Ensemble! Stay active with recreational activities you and your family can get involved in including soccer, baseball, and swimming! Read about the parks like Morgan's Falls that sit along the Chattahoochee River and offer a off-leash dog park and the John Ripley Forbes Big Tree Forest Preserve that can help you get back to nature! At Chastain Park you can enjoy event and concerts in the outdoor amphitheater or visit the Horse Park and help support the community. Abernathy Park is a great place to take the kids so they can enjoy the Playable Art Park! Or visit Heritage Green, the special spot in the heart of Sandy Springs! If your looking for a new church to join we've profiled several in the local community. Like the Church of the Atonement, Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, Rivercliff Lutheran Church, and Apostles Church of Sandy Springs.
Shopping and dining in Sandy Springs just got easier! When your hungry and want to go out to eat you want to go somewhere where you will get great food and service! Whether your looking for BBQ, Thai, Fine Dining, Chinese, South American, or Gluten Free we've got it all covered! Since we are all pressed for time finding the right local business is important! We've got reviews on salons, spas, all kinds of specialty stores, entertainment venues, sporting-good stores, gyms, antique shops, furniture stores, interior decorating, medical services, food and wine shops, and pet services! More reviews are being added all the time!
Learn abou the local organizations in Sandy Springs that are giving back to the community. Like Susansnaps who gives back to local cancer patients and Hammond Glen Senior Living offering a quality style of living to senior citizens. Or the Sandy Springs Education Force which prepares students for the 21st century. The Sandy Springs Society which is the largest philanthropic organization in Sandy Springs and is comprised of over 300 women. And, Los Ninos Primero which prepares Spanish-speaking children for school.
Part of living in Sandy Springs means using publice servies like Fire and Rescue, the Post Office, and publice transportation. We have compiled some helpful information to help you take advatange of these services! Learn about the history of the Sandy Springs Fire Department - from first being established in 1959 to how to participate in Community Emergency Reponse Traning. Also read about the Sandy Springs Police Department's interim concept introduced in 2004, the Sandy Springs Task Force. Find the Post Office closest to you along with their hours of operation and services offered! And, find the nearest means of public transportation near you, including the Marta Subway sations.