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Courthouse in 2003
Photo by: Chuck Pierce (All Rights Reserved)
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*A LITTLE HISTORY*
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Histories about the Towns & Cities of Gwinnett (pdf file)
Cities and Townships of Gwinnett
County and Their Histories (html file)
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1883 Map of Gwinnett County
A Little More Gwinnett History
A portion of Gwinnett
in 1914 was taken and joined with parts of Hall and Jackson Counties
to create Barrow County. In the mid-1950s, the Chattahoochee
River backed up behind the NEW Buford Dam and Lake Lanier covered
several hundred acres of Gwinnett County.
In 1820, Isham Williams built
a temporary log courthouse for $56 on Land Lot 143 near what
would later become Lawrenceville. Due to a failure to agree on
a purchase price for Williams' land this was cause of yet another
move for the courthouse.
Elisha Winn purchased 250 acres in Land Lot 146 for $200 from
John Breedlove. A second temporary log courthouse was built on
this land in what became Lawrenceville, and this temporary courthouse
served until the first permanent courthouse was completed in
1824 at a cost of $4000.
The permanent courthouse burned
in 1871, and many records were destroyed in the fire. A second
permanent courthouse was built on the square in Lawrenceville
in 1872. However, this building proved to be so inadequate that
it was torn down in 1884 and replaced in 1885 with the building
now known as the Historic Courthouse. The courthouse on the square
served as the center of Gwinnett government operations until
the opening of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center
GWINNETT TODAY -- According to the Atlanta Regional
Commission, the county gained about 24,700 new residents in 1999,
bringing Gwinnetts population to approximately 523,900.
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