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         PLEASE NOTE:   I am no longer updating this site.   Since 2004, all new data and photographs appear on the Gwinnett County GAGenWeb site,  part of the USGenWeb Project. 

    I will not be taking this site down, but any new history, genealogy, and photographs will appear on the new site, which finally went live the morning of June 24, 2004!   The URL for the new Gwinnett County GAGenWeb site is http://www.oldplaces.org/gwinnettga/  

     My genealogy research usually takes me to East Tennessee, South Carolina, New England and Northern Illinois,  but I actually live in the Mountain Park (Garner District-Lilburn) area of Gwinnett, practically in the shadow of Stone Mountain.   It's a quiet, old fashioned community  of rolling hills and  large oak trees, there are still a few quaint little farm houses along Five Forks- Trickum Road, which runs from Stone Mountain to Lawrenceville. 
 

    History

     Gwinnett County was named after Button Gwinnett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence,  who was a state legislator and served as Georgia's Governor for a few months in 1777.   He was wounded in a duel and died three days later, on May 19, 1777.  He is buried in Savannah.

     For hundreds of years preceding the permanent white settlements in what is now Gwinnett County, the Creek and Cherokee Indians occupied the land.  In 1789 and 1790 the Cherokee Indians ceded to the United States Government all lands north and east of a line running through Kentucky, Tennessee, North and South Carolinas and north Georgia, including portions of Gwinnett. 

     Two of the earliest white settlements were on the Appalachee River near Hog Mountain, and Old Town Suwanee, once a thriving Indian village on the Chattachoochee River, just north of the mouth of Suwanee Creek.  Most early families located in the area between Hog Mountain and Jug Tavern (now Winder), between the Mulberry and Appalachee Rivers.   Read more about the History of Gwinnett County.

Town 
Date Established
Grayson (Trip)
1881
Hog Mountain
Before  1812
Gloster
1893
Centerville (Sneezer)
1879
Sugar Hill
1886
Buford
1871
Dacula
1891
Duluth
1821
Lawrenceville
1820
Lilburn
1880
Luxomni
1891
Norcross
1870
Snellville
1885
Pinckneyville
1826
Suwanee
1871
Views of Historic Gwinnett
       Vintage Photographs and Postcards, and Color Photos
Vintage Atlanta 
       Old Postcards of Atlanta GA

Old Gwinnett County Courthouse

Georgia History

The Gwinnett Gazette
       Lilburn and Gwinnett County News and Links


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