Chets Creek Boulevard is named after Chet Stokes, the son of the developer, Chester Stokes.
Update: In response to a reader’s query about who Chets Creek is named after, developer Chester Stokes called to say that he named Chets Creek Boulevard after his son Chet. The creek part is because there’s a creek that runs through the property, which is near Hodges and Beach boulevards.
Chet Stokes will be 29 in September and was about 4 when his father developed the area.
“It kind of caught on,” Chester Stokes said of the name.
It did, indeed. There’s Chets Creek Elementary School and Chets Creek Church.
The developer names the streets in his development, Stokes said, and his son thought it was “pretty neat” to have the main boulevard bear his name.
“He was very young at the time and loved the name,” Stokes said. “It was developed during a downturn but was extremely successful.”
The development itself is named Johns Creek.