Lawrenceville was incorporated in 1821 and named for Captain James Lawrence, a naval hero who lost his life in the War of 1812. The city is the seat of government for Gwinnett County.
Lawrenceville is home to Georgia Gwinnett College, established in 2006 as the State's first new 4-year college in more than 100 years.
Lawrenceville defines itself as the historic governmental, healthcare, educational and economic hub of Gwinnett County, with a long tradition of close-knit neighborhoods, civic pride and a strong, vibrant central business district. With the explosive growth of Gwinnett County over the last forty years, Lawrenceville has evolved from the local market town for the neighboring countryside to a small urban center amidst the ever-spreading neighborhoods and strip commercial centers. Lawrenceville desires to mature into an urban focal point within the County, with a number of cultural, recreational, educational, lifestyle and employment opportunities.
Nearby Towns: Snellville City • Suwanee City •