Difference between revisions of "Lawrenceville"
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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.
There is no regular passenger service into Lawrenceville but there is 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.
Travel north on Interstate 85 from Atlanta to State Highway 316. Travel east on 316 to Highway 20 and turn right.