Lawrenceville, Georgia is a city located in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. Lawrenceville officially became a city on December 15, 1821, making it one of the oldest cities in the Metro Atlanta area. Lawrenceville’s namesake is Commodore James Lawrence, who rose to the rank of Commander in the War of 1812. The Census Bureau estimates the 2008 population at 29,258.
Lawrenceville has had several instances of national notoriety. Former world heavyweight boxing champion, Ezzard Charles, was born in Lawrenceville in 1921. Oliver Hardy also resided in downtown Lawrenceville as a young boy in the early 1900s. In the Late 1970s, the City of Lawrenceville also brought obscenity charges against Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine. It was during Mr. Flynt’s trial on these charges that he and his attorney, Gene Reeves, were shot by a sniper as they were returning to the Lawrenceville courthouse from a lunch break. While both survived, the injuries sustained by Mr. Flynt left him with a lifelong disability. An adaptation of this shooting is depicted in the 1996 biographical movie of Mr. Flynt: The People vs. Larry Flynt.
Lawrenceville experienced an expansive revitalization beginning in 2005, with a regeneration of the downtown district’s period buildings such as the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. Home to the Gwinnett Historical Society, the Courthouse was voted among the top 30 places in the country to have a wedding. In 2006, Lawrenceville was site of the opening of Georgia Gwinnett College—the nation’s first four-year public college created in the 21st Century and Georgia’s first four-year public college established in over 100 years. Scientific Atlanta, now currently known as Cisco Systems, is based near Lawrenceville. Also, the AAA minor league baseball Gwinnett Braves play at Lawrenceville’s Coolray Field.
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