Lilburn City

Gwinnett County, Georgia

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Lilburn City Hall is located at 76 Main Street, Lilburn, GA 30047.
Phone: 770‑921‑2210.

Thomas Wynne House


Named for railroad superintendent Lilburn Triggs Myers, the town (originally known as McDaniel) was founded in 1890 by the Seaboard Airline Railway.

Lilburn's [†] early history was like much of Georgia — Native American occupancy gave way in the face of a government-influenced land lottery. William McDaniel acquired title to District 5, Land Lot 135 from the original lottery winner and settled in the area. This area was originally known as McDaniel, but the name was changed to Lilburn in 1890 after Lilburn Trigg Myers. Lilburn was the son of the major stockholder of the Seaboard Airline Railroad, which had arrived that year.

Formally incorporated by the State in 1910, Lilburn faced opportunities and challenges that included a fire that destroyed the downtown, damage to the agricultural economy wrought by the boll weevil, the Great Depression, and the cancellation of the City's charter and dissolution of City government.

By the middle of the 20th century, the automobile had realigned growth in the area to the Highway 29, Lawrenceville Highway corridor. The need to establish new water infrastructure resulted in the reestablishment of City government in 1955. New city halls were constructed in 1976 and again in 2016.

For three consecutive years (1986-1988) Gwinnett County ranked as the fasted growing county in the US among counties with a population greater than 100,000. The twenty years between 1980 and 2000 saw the fastest growth in housing units for the city of Lilburn. The quality of the schools has consistently been cited by residents as one of the top amenities that draws families to the areas. The area is served by eight public elementary schools, four public middle schools, and four public high schools, as well as six private schools.

Adapted from: Lilburn Georgia Comprehensive Plan Update, 2018,, accessed April, 2024.

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