A citizen’s committee was formed in 2005 to help determine the viability of incorporating unincorporated northwest Fulton County. After debate, the Georgia State House and Senate approved a bill creating the city of Milton on March 9, 2006. On Wednesday, March 28, 2006, Governor Sonny Perdue signed the bill into law. In July 2006, voters approved a ballot referendum on July 18 by more than 86%.
According to the United States Bureau of the Census the city has an area of 38.7 sq mi including 38.5 sq mi of land and 0.2 sq mi of water, with 98.7 percent of it land and 1.3 percent water.
The City of Milton GA is bounded by the cities of Roswell and Alpharetta on the south, and the counties of Forsyth on the east and Cherokee on the north and west. Former communities within Milton’s city limits include Birmingham, Field’s Cross Roads, and Crabapple. The Arnold Mill is also located on Georgia State Route 140 (Arnold Mill Road).
As of April 2007, the USPS recognizes Milton as a valid alias for ZIP code 30004, which is served from the Alpharetta post office. The city of Milton estimates its area to be about 23,000 acres.
From Great schools to Equestrian Estates, Milton offers convenience to all the major nearby cities of Cumming, Canton, Atlanta, Johns Creek, Alpharetta and more. Convenient to the GA 400 and the West side of North Atlanta traveling towards Cobb and Cherokee County as well.