The odd name for the town of Dacula (pronounced da-CU-la) came from combining the names of two major cities at the time, Decatur and Atlanta. This town of 3,900 people is located about 30 miles from Atlanta in Gwinnett County. The city has experienced immense growth since the late 1980s. It became home to one of the largest Southern Baptist churches in the Southeast. With a Fred Couples-designed 18-hole championship golf course, Dacula has become a desirable destination for those seeking refuge from the city but needing all the amenities of Atlanta.