Dacula is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. The population was 4,804 at the 2009 census
|Motto: "A treasure in time...on track for tomorrow"|
Location in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia
Dacula started its history near the community of Chinquapin Grove which was located where Dacula Elementary now stands. The town was originally named Hoke after a Seaboard Airline Railway executive, but was changed due to the Post Office Department's protest. Dacula is also home to the oldest buildings in metropolitan Atlanta, such as the Elisha Winn House which originally acted as the courthouse and county office. The city of Dacula has a storied and colorful history dating back to a triple homicide in 1910. Dacula is now more known for its large Memorial Day parade, professional and collegiate athletes, and Little Mulberry Park.
Dacula's name comes from letters in Decatur and Atlanta,two nearby cities that were already prospering at the time of Dacula's founding. The name "Dacula" is properly pronounced "duh-KYOO-luh".
The city was once home to a train station on a CSX line through Northeast Georgia, although the station closed back in the mid-1950s. The city has experienced immense growth over the years. It is also home to one of the largest Southern Baptist churches in the Southeast United States,Hebron Baptist Church, which recently finished construction of a 3,850 seat auditorium.
Dacula is located at (33.987598, -83.891926).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the whole city has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), all of it land.
The Dacula 30019 ZIP Code goes well beyond their city limits, well beyond, result mail delivery all the way up to unincorporated Hamilton Mill.
The county operates Gwinnett County Public Schools.