SNELLVILLE – Somehow Jim W. Cofer Jr. managed to cram 200 years of Snellville history into one book.
It did, however, take 529 pages and more than 360 photos, figures and tables.
Snellville’s first complete history book, entitled “200 Years of Snellville History,” was published by King Publishing of Boston.
This research intensive history, commissioned by the Snellville Historical Society, was six years in the making and has 275 references cited.
The author covered many important aspects of the Snellville community including the Native American period, early settler families, churches, schools, business and industry, military heroes, medical community, city governance, sports and community organizations. The lost art practices of one-horse farming, saw milling and hog killing are described. Chapters are also devoted to a Snellville Hall of Fame, local Folklore, and the “Demands of the 21st Century.”
The hardback book with dust jacket is priced at $30 for members of the Snellville Historical Society and $35 for non-members. Copies may be purchased at Snellville City Hall on Mondays and Fridays between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
The book will also be for sale this weekend and the Snellville Historical Society booth at Snellville Days May 5 and 6.
Contact the Snellville Historical Society office at 770-985-3500 for more information. Calls are returned on Monday and Friday of each week.