Introduction to Lawrenceville, Georgia
Lawrenceville, Georgia, in Gwinnett county, is 21 miles E of Roswell, Georgia and 27 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is considered part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Lawrenceville has a population of 22,397.
Lawrenceville is the second oldest city in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. It was incorporated on December 15, 1821 by the Georgia General Assembly. William Maltbie, the first postmaster of the city, suggested its present name. The city is named after an American naval commander in the War of 1812, James Lawrence. The first permanent courthouse of Lawrenceville was constructed in 1824. The present courthouse, however, was built in 1885.
Lawrenceville and nearby Attractions
- Gwinnett History Museum
- Collins Hill Aquatic Center
- Southeastern Railway Museum
- Vines Botanical Gardens
- Zoo Atlanta Playspace
- Stone Mountain Park
Things To Do In Lawrenceville
The Rhodes Jordan Park and the Lawrenceville City Park are the ideal locations to spend your leisure hours. There are several historically significant buildings in Lawrenceville. These include the Lawrenceville Female Seminary and the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. Lawrenceville Ghost Tours are conducted by the Aurora Theatre and are popular among locals. Shopping facilities are available at the Lawrenceville Mall Shopping Center, the Lawrenceville Corners Shopping Center, the Lawrenceville West Shopping Center and the Scenic Plaza Shopping Center.
Air transportation is available from Dobbins Air Reserve Base.
Lawrenceville Higher Education
The local college is Gwinnett Technical College. Emory University, Gainesville College and Georgia Perimeter College also offer facilities for higher education.