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Lawrenceville

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

Understand

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 gunned down on the Lawrenceville courthouse square allegedly by Joseph Paul Franklin.

Get in

Travel North on Interstate 85 from Atlanta.

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  • Lil' River Grill - an American Classic -, 179 East Crogan St. For reservations call 770-995-1183. Fine dining and an extensive wine list.
  • 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!
  • 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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