Gwinnett County Ga is a county in the State of Georgia, specifically, in its northwestern part. It was named after Button Gwinnet, who was one of the signers of the most important document in American history, the Declaration of Independence. The seat of county is Lawrenceville, and the county itself is the second most populous in the state of Georgia, with 859.394 residents as of 2010.
If you would like to know more about the history of Gwinnett County Ga, you should know that it dates back to 1818, when the Georgia General Assembly issued an act, according to which parts of Jackson County, and Indian lands gained through cession, were to be united. It was also at that time, that Lawrenceville became home to the county seat. Elisha Winn's home was the place of the first county court meeting. It is worth noting that, during the Civil War, all 3 representatives from Gwinnett County cast their votes against secession, at the Georgia Constitutional Convention held in Milledgeville.
When it comes to the geography of the county, it stretches over a total area of 437 square miles, and consists of 430 square miles of land, and 6.4 square miles of water. In general geographical terms, the county is situated along the Eastern Continental Divide, and its northwestern portion belongs to the Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area. The northernmost part of the county is home to Lake Lanier, which acts as the regional reservoir. The central and southern areas are situated along the Upper Ocmulgee River sub-basin, which itself belongs to the Altamaha River basin.
Industry and Economy
As far as the economy is concerned, Gwinnett County is home to a number of successful companies and corporations. Some of the most notable ones include AGCO, which has its headquarters in Duluth, Primerica, also headquartered in the vicinity of Duluth, and Canon, which has its regional headquarters in the southeastern region of the county, specifically Norcross. Other notable businesses are American Megatrends, headquartered near Norcross, NCR corporation, near Duluth, Datapath, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and Waffle House. Additionally, you can find a number of media outlets in the County, like the Gwinnet Daily Post, the El Nuevo Georgia, a Spanish language newspaper, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as well as Telemundo Atlanta.
Education and sports
If you are interested in colleges Gwinnett County has to offer, you can check out Gwinnett Technical College and Georgia Gwinnett College, both located in Lawrenceville, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwane. Private schools include Wesleyan School, Seigakuin Atlanta International School, and the Greater Atlanta Christian School. If you are more interested in sports, however, you can check out the Atlanta Gladiators, an ice hockey club, and the Gwinnett Braves, a baseball team.