Located in Gwinnett County, Duluth incorporated on February 28, 1876. The community was originally named Howell's Crossroad, by a grandson of Evan Howell, who came from North Carolina to settle here in 1821.
Duluth is home to the Southeastern Railway Museum, which chronicles the history of the railroad industry in the state.
Duluth hosts the Duluth Fall Festival in September as a benefit for Downtown Duluth. This arts and crafts festival includes a parade, a road race, games and continuous entertainment at the pavilion in the city's park. In addition to the Fall Festival, Duluth also hold concerts, movies, and a Winter Wonderland in the Town Green.