Dunwoody, Georgia

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Dunwoody is a city located in metro Atlanta, in northern DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. It became incorporated as a city on December 1, 2008.[3] As of the 2000 Census, the CDP had a total population of 32,808. A recent estimate placed the city's population at 39,583.[4] It is the third wealthiest city and most expensive suburb in Georgia.[5][6]



The Dunwoody area was pioneered in the early 1830s and is named for Major Charles Dunwody (1828–1905), an extra "o" was added with the incorrect spelling of the name on a banking note.[7][8] Charles Dunwody originally returned to Roswell after fighting in the Civil War, in which he fought for the secession of the Confederate states. [9]

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