Vinings is a census-designated place in Cobb County, Georgia, United States, just across the Chattahoochee River from Atlanta. As of the 2020 census, the CDP had a total population of 12,581. A part of the Vinings, Smyrna, Cumberland (VSC) area, it is located next to the affluent West Paces Ferry section of Buckhead in northwest Atlanta. The United States Postal Service assigns both “Atlanta” to the ZIP Code (30339) that includes Vinings (area of Cobb County between Interstate 285 and the Chattahoochee River).
Early on, Vinings was known as Crossroads, and then Paces, after Hardy Pace, circa 1830. He operated Pace’s Ferry across the Chattahoochee River, in this area between Atlanta, Buckhead, and Smyrna. Paces Ferry Road is still the main east–west road through Vinings. The Western and Atlantic Railroad laid rail tracks from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Atlanta in the 1840s. Vinings became a construction station for the railroad, and was inadvertently named for William H. Vining, as he worked on the railroad construction of “Vining’s Bridge” laying tracks in the area. The railroad is still state-owned as it was from the beginning, and is now leased to CSX.