Gwinnett County, Georgia - A Brief History
Gwinnett County was created on December 15, 1818 and was named after Button Gwinnett, the second signer of the Declaration of Independence and an English born American political leader who briefly served as Georgia's provisional president of Georgia in 1777.
The 50th county to be organized in Georgia, Gwinnett County was created from lands ceded to the state of Georgia by the Cherokee and Creek Indians and a portion of Jackson County
Cities and Towns
Auburn -- Berkeley Lake -- Braselton -- Buford --
Centerville -- Dacula -- Duluth
Five Forks -- Grayson -- Harbins -- Hog Mountain -- Lawrenceville -- Lenora -- Lilburn
Loganville -- Mountain Park -- Norcross -- Peachtree Corners -- Rest Haven--
Pittman: a post-village of Gwinnett county, is a station on the main line of the Southern railway, about four miles southwest of Duluth.
Rosebud: a post-hamlet in the southwestern part of Gwinnett county, is not far from the Walton county line. The nearest rail road station is Loganville, five miles east.
Snellville: a village of Gwinnett county, is about seven miles south of Lawrenceville. It has a money order postoffice, with rural free delivery, some mercantile interests, and in 1900 reported a population of 147. Grayson, on the Loganville branch of the Seaboard Air Line, is the nearest railroad station.
Suwanee: a town in the northwestern part of Gwinnett county, is at the junction of the Lawrenceville and the Southern railroads, and in 1900 reported a population of 247. It has a money order postoffice, with rural free delivery routes emanating from it, express and telegraph service, important mercantile and shipping interests, schools, churches, etc.
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