Tucker is a census-designated place located primarily in unincorporated DeKalb County, and a portion of Gwinnett County Georgia, United States. Originally settled in the 1820s, and later developed as a railroad community in 1892, Tucker is one of largest and oldest unincorporated communities in the state.
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The historic Brownings Courthouse in December 2012
Location in DeKalb County and the state of Georgia
Outdoor events held on Main Street are a central part of the community for numerous residents and organizations. The Tucker Day celebration, first held in the 1950s, is an annual event typically including a parade, that runs the length of Main Street with food vendors, artist, musicians, and merchants. Other annual events on Main Street include the Taste of Tucker and Tucker Chili Cook-Off. The street is also closed for the Tucker Cruise-In held monthly between April and September. The Farmers Market on Main Street occupies a similar seasonal schedule, though weekly.
The Tucker Civic Association, Friends of Henderson Park, Friends of the Tucker Nature Preserve, and neighborhood groups regularly organize park and roadside cleanup efforts. The Tucker Historical Society hosts the annual Brownings Courthouse Day and the annual Garden Tour.
The Tucker High School varsity football team, the Tucker Tigers, is a large seasonal draw for former and current Tucker alumni and residents. Like most high schools in DeKalb County, Tucker does not have a local football stadium, thus home games are technically away games.