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Norcross Local History

John J. Thrasher nicknamed 'cousin John' built his home in 1870 and became the first mayor of Norcross. The Town was named after a friend and business associate of John Thrasher, Jonathan Norcross.

For years, Norcross was a resort town and centre of commerce. Many tourists and businessmen traveled to Norcross by train and stayed at the Brunswick Hotel. Farmers came to town to buy supplies and sell their cotton and other products.

Edward Buchanan established the first automobile manufacturing company in Georgia and named his automobile the Norcross. Unfortunately the company did not survive.

Norcross Attractions

Norcross Shopping

Georgia Antiques Centre and International Market Located at 6624 1-85 Access Road, Norcross, Georgia. This international market has over 200 booths, which feature unique goods from all over the world. There are collectibles, antiques, jewelry, furniture as well as crafts. You are bound to find the perfect gift or souvenir for someone special here.

LaBaire Pottery A Gallery of Fine Crafts Located at 35 South Peachtree Street, Norcross, Georgia. This gallery offers a variety of contemporary American crafts such as unique, handcrafted functional as well as decorative pottery, glass, wood, fiber, metal jewelry and candles.

Taste of Britain Located at 73 South Peachtree Street, Norcross, Georgia. This store has the largest amount of British and Scottish products such as imported teas, china, collectibles, British food, music, hand sculptured castles as well as a wide variety of giftware.

Norcross Activities

Malibu Grand Prix Located at 5400 Brook Hollow Parkway, Norcross, Georgia. Malibu Grand Prix offers a variety of entertainment for the whole family such as miniature golf, bumper boats, batting cages, the game room, and the best feature of all is the Indy style go-kart racing track.

Netherworld Haunted House Located at 6624 Dawson Boulevard, Norcross, Georgia. The Netherworld Haunted House has been picked as one of the top Haunted Housed in the country by the Haunt world Magazine. Netherworld is one of the most creative and ingenious Haunted Attractions ever conceived. The Netherworld Haunted House is a walk through dark attraction, which is filled with terrifying live actors, incredible monsters and amazing special effects. This is definitely an attraction that is worth seeing.

Norcross Parks & Gardens

Best Friend Park Located at 6224 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross, Georgia. The Best Friend Park comprises of 43 acres of stunning gardens as well as a family aquatic centre, which has both a lap pool and a zero depth leisure pool, the Hudlow Tennis Center, which offers 16 courts and a pro shop and the Gunnin Community Building, which, contains a gymnasium and a meeting room. The park also has two baseball/softball fields, a restroom area, tow multipurpose courts, a playground for the children, a picnic area and a pavilion.

Jones Bridge Park Located at 4901 Jones Bridge Road, Norcross, Georgia. The Jones Bridge Park is located on 30 acres of land and borders the Chattachoochee River. This park is absolutely stunning and features the Good Age Community Building, large open fields, a playground for the children, two picnic pavilions, a sand volleyball court, four soccer fields and restroom facilities.

Lucky Shoals Park Located at Britt Road, Norcross, Georgia. Lucky Shoals Park contains 68 acres of pristine land, and features facilities including four baseball/softball fields, two tennis courts, open play areas, and a walking trail. There is also a beautiful picnic area, which enables you to enjoy a peaceful day in nature.

Norcross Restaurants and Bars

Norcross Restaurants

Grace 17.20 Located at 5155 Peachtree Parkway, Suite No. 320, Norcross, Georgia. Grace 17.20 is a unique dining experience. The wine country inspires the décor in the main dining room. There is a landscaped patio as well as the Tower Room, which accommodates groups up to 30, and for intimate occasions, there is the Chef's Table which seats up to 10. The menu changes regularly and uses the freshest seasonal ingredients, which are prepared simply but tastefully. Grace 17.20 is open for lunch from Monday to Saturday from 11:30am to 4:30pm and dinner from Monday to Saturday from 5:30pm to 10pm. http://www.grace1720.com

Shoney's Located at 5125 Willow Oak Trail, Norcross, Georgia. Shoney's is famous is its buffets, such as its breakfast buffet, where more than 30 delicious choices are on offer. You can also choose from the breakfast menu offering the traditional morning favourites. The lunch and dinner buffet feature a variety of choices from meats, fish and seafood. There are also delicious varieties on our menu if you do not feel like anything on the buffet.

Applebee's Located at 7190 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross, Georgia. Applebee's has the best food in town as well as a great atmosphere and friendly service. There are meals like the Applebee's House Sirloin, Crispy Orange Skillet and Oriental Salad, which are to die for.

Norcross Bars & Clubs

Apache Café Located at 64 3rd Street, North West, Atlanta, Georgia, only 14 miles from Norcross City Centre. There is always something happening at the Apache Café to keep their patrons coming back for more. Monday nights is Art Mondays, Tuesdays through Saturdays is usually live performances, but check local listings to find out who is playing when. Sunday nights is Free Forum Exchange and then after that, there are live performances. The Apache Café has delicious well-prepared food that can be enjoyed and well as a fully stocked bar. Doors open on Monday from 6pm to midnight, Tuesday to Sunday from 8pm to midnight.

ESPN Zone Located at 3030 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia, only 13 miles from the Norcross City Centre. The ESPN Zone in Atlanta offers the newest technology that will blow you away. There are High Definition TV's on the 16'Screen, which makes certain that you always have the best seats in the house. On Thursdays from 7pm to 10pm its Guys Night Out, where you will be taken around the world of sports and hear hot sports opinions, news maker interviews and just guys stuff from James Renfroe and Jerry Elinger. ESPN Zone is open Sunday from 11:30am to 11pm, Monday to Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30am and Friday and Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30am

Norcross children's activities

Malibu Grand Prix Located at 5400 Brook Hollow Parkway, Norcross, Georgia. Malibu Grand Prix offers a variety of entertainment for the whole family such as miniature golf, bumper boats, batting cages, the game room, and the best feature of all is the Indy style go-kart racing track.

Netherworld Haunted House Located at 6624 Dawson Boulevard, Norcross, Georgia. The Netherworld Haunted House has been picked as one of the top Haunted Housed in the country by the Haunt world Magazine. Netherworld is one of the most creative and ingenious Haunted Attractions ever conceived. The Netherworld Haunted House is a walk through dark attraction, which is filled with terrifying live actors, incredible monsters and amazing special effects. This is definitely an attraction that is worth seeing.

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