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Lawrenceville in Gwinnett County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Richard Dickinson Winn

 
 
Richard Dickinson Winn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 20, 2009
1. Richard Dickinson Winn Marker
Inscription.  

Richard Dickinson Winn, a son of Elisha and Judith Cochran Winn, was born January 14, 1816. Gwinnett’s first county elections and court sessions were held at his childhood home near Hog Mountain. Winn served as a Justice of the Inferior Court of Gwinnett County 1841-1853. He was also a member of the Georgia House of Representatives 1851-1852. In 1861, Winn was one of three delegates from Gwinnett to the secession convention in Milledgeville where the State of Georgia resolved to withdraw from the Union. In 1873, he served on the first Gwinnett County Commission and as President of the County’s second Board of Education. Winn is also remembered for his biographical sketches of Gwinnett’s early settlers. These biographies, which he began writing in 1871, provide much of the County’s early history. Winn died January 11, 1894.

Site of Richard D. Winn House
Near here, stood the house of Richard D. Winn. In 1836, Richard married Charlotte Mitchell and they moved to this location in 1837. In 1860, their plantation encompassed 672 acres. Richard resided here until his death in 1894. The Winns had five children: Samuel, Thomas,
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Archelus, William, and Alice. All four sons served the Confederacy in the War Between the States. Samuel rode with Gen. John H. Morgan’s “Raiders” and, as Colonel, commanded the 13th Georgia Cavalry. Samuel also served in the Georgia Senate 1873-1876, as Mayor of Lawrenceville 1892-1894, and as a County Court judge. Thomas was a U.S. Congressman 1891-1893 and county school commissioner 1877-1890. Archelus was a physician and William was a Methodist minister and teacher. Alice married Tyler Macon Peeples, publisher of “The Gwinnett Herald” newspaper. Richard’s grandson, Courtland S. Winn, was Mayor of Atlanta 1911-1912.
 
Erected 1987 by Gwinnett Historical Society. (Marker Number 001.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is January 14, 1816.
 
Location. 33° 56.278′ N, 84° 2.104′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceville, Georgia, in Gwinnett County. Marker is on Lawrenceville Highway (U.S. 29) 0.1 miles west of Sugarloaf Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lawrenceville GA 30046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lawrenceville Female Seminary (approx. 2.8 miles away); From Near and Far
Site of Richard D. Winn House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 20, 2009
2. Site of Richard D. Winn House Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Gwinnett County Creation (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Land Lottery of 1820 (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fort Daniel and the Georgia Frontier (approx. 2.9 miles away); Gwinnett: A Great Investment (approx. 2.9 miles away); Unsurpassed Quality of Life (approx. 2.9 miles away); Gwinnett County Bicentennial Time Capsule (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceville.
 
Richard Dickinson Winn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 20, 2009
3. Richard Dickinson Winn Marker
Today the site of the house is a mostly empty shopping center
Richard Dickinson Winn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, October 20, 2009
4. Richard Dickinson Winn Marker
Looking east on Lawrenceville Highway (US 29) toward Lawrenceville; the intersection with Sugarloaf Parkway is just visible.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,070 times since then and 173 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on October 23, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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