Penhurst is a neighborhood of 106 homes in Walton High School district of Cobb County, Georgia.
A Brief History of Penhurst
Penhurst has been a community in East Cobb County since 1982. The history of the land prior to development and photos of Penhurst in it’s early days are of considerable interest to our community. Here is a comment about Penhurst in it’s early days, courtesy of our former neighbor, Neely Cousins:
“The Penhurst lake (Thompson Lake) used to be a private fishing club. There was a gravel road into the property from Roswell Road, leading to a turn around and a wooden dock. I believe hearing from Mrs. Murdock before she died that it was dammed and created in the middle of last century (maybe the 50′s).”
It is also called Johnson Lake, and shows on old maps . When original residents Chuck Cousins and Dewey Mozley decided to build in here they had to walk the property from Pine Road , before Arvida (Development Company) started clearing the roadway. Phase I ended at the club house, but sales were so successful the rest of the development quickly followed. There were LOTS of bullfrogs, snakes and huge hardwoods!”
Walton school district
The schools that serve the Penhurst neighborhood are truly extraordinary: East Side Elementary, Dodgen Middle, and Walton High School.
George Walton Comprehensive High School, usually referred to simply as “Walton High School,” is a public high school charter school in the Cobb County School District. It is a School of Excellence and has recently been ranked as the top public high school in Georgia by US News & World Report. In their 2011 study, Newsweek ranks Walton as the top high school in Georgia and 67th in the nation.
Other great features
Because of the well-maintained homes and landscaping, Penhurst continues to be a most-desirable community. A community swimming pool and tennis courts are available to residents. Many fun social activities are planned throughout the year and Penhurst enjoys a strong sense of community.