Vinings is an unincorporated town in Cobb County, Georgia, just across the Chattahoochee River from Atlanta. It was initially known as Crossroads, then Paces back in 1830, until finally settling on the name Vinings. The latest census data show the area has a population of around 12,581, and the town has a roughly 3.23 square mile area.
Vinings is perhaps most well known for being the Home Depot headquarters. As an unincorporated town, it is under the jurisdiction of the Cobb County Commission. Residents attend school in the Cobb County School District. While there have been proposals to incorporate, around half of residents oppose this measure because of concerns regarding property tax increases.
Vinings is home to many historical sites and attractions, such as the Silver Comet Trail. Moreover, because of its geographical location, Vinings enjoys many natural sites that attract tourists yearly.
The historical spirit of Vinings is currently protected by the Vinings Historic Preservation Society. It was founded in 1993 by the Ruth Carter Vanneman Foundation and offers residents and tourists many educational and informational resources that keep the origins of Vinings alive.
Cultural and historical preservation is important in the Vinings community. This suburb also enjoys many events, most of which occur in the Historic Vinings Area, such as at the Vinings Jubilee. Moreover, this incorporated city has many restaurants, cafes, and other amenities that tremendously increase its residents’ quality of life.
Sources: Vinings.com, AtlantaMagazine.com