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'''Lawrenceville''' is a city in [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]], on the outskirts of Metro [[Atlanta]].
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'''Lawrenceville'''[http://www.visitlawrenceville.com/] is a city in [[Georgia (state)|Georgia]], on the outskirts of [[Metro Atlanta]].
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
Lawrenceville came into being on December 15, 1821 and is the county seat of [[Gwinnett (county), Georgia|Gwinnett]] County. Lawrenceville was named after Captain James Lawrence who was commander of the frigate Chesapeake. During a battle with H. M. S Shannon on June 1, 1813, off the coast near Boston, Massachusetts captain Lawrence was mortally wounded. His dying words were, "Don't give up the ship."
 
Lawrenceville came into being on December 15, 1821 and is the county seat of [[Gwinnett (county), Georgia|Gwinnett]] County. Lawrenceville was named after Captain James Lawrence who was commander of the frigate Chesapeake. During a battle with H. M. S Shannon on June 1, 1813, off the coast near Boston, Massachusetts captain Lawrence was mortally wounded. His dying words were, "Don't give up the ship."
  
In 1978 Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler Magazine, was gunned down on the Lawrenceville courthouse square allegedly by Joseph Paul Franklin.
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In 1978 Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler Magazine, was shot on the Lawrenceville courthouse square allegedly by Joseph Paul Franklin.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
 
===By Plane===
 
===By Plane===
There is no regular passenger service into Lawrenceville but there is large general aviation airport that charter flights can fly into. Gwinnett County's [http://www.airnav.com/airport/KLZU Briscoe Field] has a 6,000 foot runway with two FBOs supplying both 100LL and Jet-A fuel.   
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There is no regular passenger service into Lawrenceville but there is a large general aviation airport that charter flights can fly into. Gwinnett County's [http://www.airnav.com/airport/KLZU Briscoe Field] has a 6,000 foot runway with two FBOs supplying both 100LL and Jet-A fuel.   
 
===By Car===
 
===By Car===
 
Travel north on Interstate 85 from [[Atlanta]] to State Highway 316. Travel east on 316 to Highway 20 and turn right.
 
Travel north on Interstate 85 from [[Atlanta]] to State Highway 316. Travel east on 316 to Highway 20 and turn right.
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==See==
 
==See==
 
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*'''DeKalb's House''' before she went to midtown.
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
  
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==Eat==
 
==Eat==
  
*'''[http://www.lilrivergrill.com/ Lil' River Grill]''' - an American Classic -, 179 East Crogan St. For reservations call 770-995-1183. Fine dining and an extensive wine list.
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*'''Lil' River Grill''' 179 East Crogan St. ''770'' 995-1183 [http://www.lilrivergrill.com/]. An American classic -,Fine dining and an extensive wine list.
*'''[http://www.theflyingsaucercafe.com/pages/home.html The Flying Saucer Retro Cafe & Bakery]''', 125 W. Crogan St. / (770)339-9930., From soups and sandwiches to wraps, salads, quiches and desserts…coffee, espresso, specialty drinks, and more!
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*'''Corner Stop Café''', Southern Style Cookin’ in The Heart of Historic Downtown Lawrenceville, 195 N. Perry St. / (770)962-4112, Mon - Fri: 7 AM - 10 AM & 11 AM - 3 PM (Dinner Hours Fri: 5 PM - 8 PM)
 
*'''Corner Stop Café''', Southern Style Cookin’ in The Heart of Historic Downtown Lawrenceville, 195 N. Perry St. / (770)962-4112, Mon - Fri: 7 AM - 10 AM & 11 AM - 3 PM (Dinner Hours Fri: 5 PM - 8 PM)
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*'''Dominic's'''.  Upscale Italian restaurant located in the Rhodes Jordan building on the Courthouse Square.
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*'''Uptown Cafe'''.  This little hole-in-the-wall (the restaurant is only about five feet wide with three tables) serves excellent Mediterranean food, including hummus, gyros, and grape leaves.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
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*<sleep name="Hampton Inn Lawrenceville" alt="" address="1135 Lakes Parkway" directions="" phone="+1 770-338-9600" url="http://www.lawrenceville.hamptoninn.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Offering free hot breakfast, free WiFi and free parking.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Homewood Suites by Hilton - Lawrenceville" alt="" address="1775 North Brown Road, Lawrenceville GA 30043" directions="Off i-85 and Sugarloaf Pkwy NW" phone="770-277-1243" url="http://www.atlantalawrenceville.homewoodsuites.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="33.98728800000" long="-84.07955300000">All-suites hotel with kitchens plus hot full breakfast, internet and conveniences, located off I-85 minutes from the Gwinnett Arena</sleep>
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==External links==
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[[wikipedia:Lawrenceville, Georgia]]
*[http://www.visitlawrenceville.com/ Visit Lawrenceville] -- "The Crepe Myrtle City"
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*[http://roadsidegeorgia.com/city/lawrenceville.html Lawrenceville history] -- "History of the city"
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Revision as of 22:10, 6 December 2011

Lawrenceville[1] is a city in Georgia, on the outskirts of Metro Atlanta.

Contents

History

Lawrenceville came into being on December 15, 1821 and is the county seat of Gwinnett County. Lawrenceville was named after Captain James Lawrence who was commander of the frigate Chesapeake. During a battle with H. M. S Shannon on June 1, 1813, off the coast near Boston, Massachusetts captain Lawrence was mortally wounded. His dying words were, "Don't give up the ship."

In 1978 Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler Magazine, was shot on the Lawrenceville courthouse square allegedly by Joseph Paul Franklin.

Get in

By Plane

There is no regular passenger service into Lawrenceville but there is a large general aviation airport that charter flights can fly into. Gwinnett County's Briscoe Field has a 6,000 foot runway with two FBOs supplying both 100LL and Jet-A fuel.

By Car

Travel north on Interstate 85 from Atlanta to State Highway 316. Travel east on 316 to Highway 20 and turn right.

Get around

See

  • DeKalb's House before she went to midtown.

Do

Buy

Eat

  • Lil' River Grill 179 East Crogan St. 770 995-1183 [2]. An American classic -,Fine dining and an extensive wine list.
  • Corner Stop Café, Southern Style Cookin’ in The Heart of Historic Downtown Lawrenceville, 195 N. Perry St. / (770)962-4112, Mon - Fri: 7 AM - 10 AM & 11 AM - 3 PM (Dinner Hours Fri: 5 PM - 8 PM)
  • Dominic's. Upscale Italian restaurant located in the Rhodes Jordan building on the Courthouse Square.
  • Uptown Cafe. This little hole-in-the-wall (the restaurant is only about five feet wide with three tables) serves excellent Mediterranean food, including hummus, gyros, and grape leaves.

Drink

Sleep

  • Hampton Inn Lawrenceville, 1135 Lakes Parkway, +1 770-338-9600, [3]. Offering free hot breakfast, free WiFi and free parking.
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton - Lawrenceville, 1775 North Brown Road, Lawrenceville GA 30043 (Off i-85 and Sugarloaf Pkwy NW), 770-277-1243, [4]. All-suites hotel with kitchens plus hot full breakfast, internet and conveniences, located off I-85 minutes from the Gwinnett Arena (33.98728800000,-84.07955300000)

Get out

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