Walk the Lawrenceville Landscape
Where the historic meets the new, that's Lawrenceville. Located 30 miles from Atlanta, Lawrenceville is near the big city but preserves its small-town feel.
The city was incorporated in 1821, and gets its name from Commodore James Lawrence, who commanded the frigate Chesapeake during the War of 1812, and is remembered for his dying command, Don't give up the ship!
Today, the city has about 31,000 residents and is the seat of Gwinnett County.
Learning about history is like retracing steps on a path. In Lawrenceville, it's a bit literal. There is a Heritage Trail where you follow a series of medallions. Each dedicated marker presents someone who made an impact on the town and contributed to its 200-year history. You would start at the Fallen Heroes Memorial, walk through the downtown area, and end at Rhodes Jordan Park. If the weather isn't working in your favor, try the electronic version in the Heritage Trail brochure.
Instead of following along with history, perhaps you'll find it still walking amongst you. Maybe even literally! Throughout most of the year, there are ghost tours that tell of local legends and the recent paranormal investigations. The belief is that because of the development in town, spirits of the past have awakened. Do you dare find out?
If the ghosts and ghouls are too much, try something more lighthearted at the Aurora Theatre. They have year-round shows from comedy nights to children's shows. THey've had tribute performances to Elton John and special Father's Day cabaret celebrations. There is always something new on the schedule, so make sure to see what's going on in Lawrenceville's Aurora Theatre. There is a reason why it hosts 80,000 visitors and produces 850 events every year.
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