Lawrenceville in Gwinnett County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Home of Major William E. Simmons
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US CivilGeorgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
Location. 33° 57.445′ N, 83° 59.302′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in Gwinnett County. Marker is at the intersection of North Clayton Street and East Pike Street (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling north on North Clayton Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lawrenceville GA 30045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Garrard’s Cavalry Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Button Gwinnett (within shouting distance of this marker); Gwinnett County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Bill Arp (about 300 feet away); In Tribute to Ezzard Charles (about 300 feet away); Memorial to the Fallen of 1836 (about 300 feet away); Watering Trough 1873 (about 500 feet away); Lawrenceville Female Seminary (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceville.
More about this marker. The marker stands at the Northeast corner of the square where the Old Gwinnett County Courthouse is located, The Simmons family was one of the four original grantees of lots around the courthouse square. The four were required to erect and maintain a fence around the courthouse lot.
The marker appears to be an official Georgia Historical Marker; in fact it was privately cast and erected, without approval from state agencies.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,837 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.