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Gwinnett County, Georgia
December 14, 1813 Construction of Fort Daniel on Hog Mountain (now Gwinnett County) was completed
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
December 15, 1818 Gwinnett County created
  Button Gwinnett
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
January 1, 1826 Gwinnett County Academy opens
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
June 1, 1830 Hall, Habersham, Carroll, Dekalb and Gwinnett Counties are now responsible for enforcing civil law in the Cherokee Nation, at least as far as the state of Georgia is concerned
  Original Cherokee County
  Hall County, Georgia
  Habersham County, Georgia
  Carroll County, Georgia
  DeKalb County, Georgia
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
September 5, 1831 Trial begins in Gwinnett County before Augustin Smith Clayton for missionaries, including Samuel Worcester, who had violated a Georgia law prohibiting white from working in the Cherokee Nation. This case would go to the Supreme Court as Worcester vs. the State of Georgia
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Augustin Smith Clayton
November 28, 1849 The four corners of the lot containing the Gwinnett County Courthouse are deeded to lawyers for building a fence around the courthouse. Among those receiving land is Charles H. Smith, better known to Georgians (and Americans) as Bill Arp
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
September 10, 1871 Fire consumes the Gwinnett County courthouse.
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
April 30, 1924 F3 tornadoes strike across north Georgia
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Hart County, Georgia
May 9, 1932 Portions of Cherokee, Gwinnett and Cobb Counties, along with all of Campbell County and Milton County are ceded to Fulton County.
  Campbell County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Cherokee County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
January 31, 2002 Olga Korbut arrested for shoplifting at a Gwinnett County Publix
  Olga Korbut shoplifting
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
May 6, 2003 Strong storms move through north Georgia. Among the counties hardest hit are Floyd, Walker, Catoosa, Gordon, Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Dekalb, Clarke, Barrow and Elbert County.
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
  Bartow County, Georgia
  Catoosa County, Georgia
  Catoosa County, Georgia
  Gordon County, Georgia
  Walker County, Georgia
  Floyd County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Cherokee County, Georgia
  Clarke County, Georgia
September 1, 2003 Gwinnett County Judge David M. Fuller resigns following an investigative report by Fox 5 News
  David M. Fuller
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
March 12, 2005 Gwinnett County police arrest multiple slaying suspect Brian Nichols in a Duluth, Georgia apartment
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Atlanta courthouse attack
May 11, 2008 11 tornadoes touch down in the state of Georgia.
  Bibb County, Georgia
  Laurens County, Georgia
  Johnson County, Georgia
  Fulton County, Georgia
  Clayton County, Georgia
  Carroll County, Georgia
  Gwinnett County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes


Name derivation:Named in honor of Button Gwinnett, planter, Revolutionary leader of Georgia, signed the Declaration of Independence, head of the Executive Branch of state government, leader of the Second Florida Expedition, killed by Lachlan McIntosh in a duel.
Acquisition: Cherokee cession of July 8, 1817 and the Creek cession of January 22, 1818
Taken from: Original County
Counties created from: Barrow, DeKalb,
Cities: Lawrenceville (county seat), Buford, Dacula, Grayson, Lilburn, Snellville, Sugar Hill, Suwannee

Web sites:
National Register of Historic Places in Gwinnett County, Georgia
Gwinnett County, Georgia, links
Map of Gwinnett County, Georgia




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