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.
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.
Hampton Inn Lawrenceville, 1135 Lakes Parkway, ☎ +1 770-338-9600, . Offering free hot breakfast, free WiFi and free parking.edit
Homewood Suites by Hilton - Lawrenceville, 1775 North Brown Road, Lawrenceville GA 30043 (Off i-85 and Sugarloaf Pkwy NW), ☎ 770-277-1243, . 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)edit