As Peachtree Corners approaches a celebration of a full decade of cityhood in 2022, its leaders approached Townsend about writing a book to capture the area’s history while people who had been around long enough to remember many of the stories were still alive to share them.

The book includes the nine-year history city of Peachtree Corners, but it also looks back far back before that and includes the history of Native American residents as well as the Pinckneyville and Mechanicsville communities.

In addition to looking at the area when Native Americans still lived there, as well as Pinckneyville and Mechanicsville, the book also includes the histories of: the Nesbit and Medlock families; the Crowell brothers; the Winters Chapel area; Neely farm; the Civil War’s impact on western Gwinnett; the establishment of the city of Peachtree Corners; The Forum; the Peachtree Corners Town Center; and, of course, Paul Duke and the creation of Technology Park.