Established in 1833 as Johnson’s Store, Palmetto gots its current name from a company of soldiers from South Carolina that were passing through on their way to the Mexican War. These soldiers were reminded of their state, known as the “Palmetto State.” Located only 25 miles from Atlanta, Palmetto is a very applealing place for residents who want to enjoy suburb living while having easy access to a large city. Palmetto has an extremely high elevation, and it was actually built on the highest point above sea level from Atlanta to New Orleans. The area is booming with business opportunities, especially for entrepreneurs. Two of the parks in the area are Wayside Park, located on Main Street, and Veterans Park, located on Park Street. These parks provide relaxing areas for recreation or leisure.