Lawrenceville is a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia located about 30 miles outside of the main district. With a population of less than 30,000 people Lawrenceville is counted as a small town. If you are planning a trip to Lawrenceville or anywhere in the county of Gwinnet, then you’ll want to know what there is to do here. Lawrenceville is a typical southern town which was incorporated into the district of Gwinnet in 1821, with a lot of history, history plays a key role in the tourist trade of this area. Lawrenceville has no significant sights or natural phenomenon to draw people in and so depends on the historical aspect of the town itself. Named after famous ship captain who fought in the war of 1812, James Lawrence is most famous for his dying words “do not give up the ship”.
Lawrenceville has many houses and buildings that date back to the late 1700’s and early 1800’s, the country court house for the country of Gwinnet is located in Lawrenceville, there are also a few museums and tour guides that are dedicated to the history of the south and the Civil War or as it is called in Georgia, the War of Northern Aggression. For those wanting their history with a healthy splash of the dramatic there are ghosts and vampire tours that take place after the sun goes down. With tour guides spinning tales of southern belles still waiting in their wedding dresses for their rebel soldier beaus to return home. Or spooky stories of soldiers who died in battle or Georgians who were murdered in the burning of Atlanta and who still wander the earth without rest.
Along with the more historical or touristy aspects of the town, Lawrenceville is also a pleasant, quiet place to stay while exploring other parts of Georgia. You can spend the day wandering the busy streets of Atlanta and then go back to your quiet hotel room in Lawrenceville. During peak tourist season it may be far less expensive to stay in this small suburb then it would be to stay in one of the larger metropolitan areas. Furthermore, if you find yourself in the mood to take a break for tours and guidebooks you can always head over to the local multi-plex and catch a movie or hang out at the local mall enjoying an ice-cream sundae.
Stop being a tourist for the day and just sit yourself down in the center of town and people watch as you eat a sandwich and sip on a diet coke. Touring around a small town in Georgia is no different than walking around a small village in Europe, if you are dedicated to exploring and having a good experience then you will always find something to do, even in this cozy little hamlet. So grab a book on the history of Georgia, hob on a plane or make it a stop on your cross country road trip, either way you won’t be disappointed in what you find. Hope to see you soon.