A mid-sized suburb of Atlanta, the city of Lawrenceville is the county seat of Gwinnett County. It has a long and interesting history. While the history of Rivermoore Landscape Group is not nearly as long, we are quickly making a name for ourselves in lawn and landscape care in this marvelous city, and look to continue doing so in the years to come. Increasingly, home and business owners are turning to us because they want nothing but the best for their property, and their city. Whether your property is large or small, commercial or residential, we can make your lawn and plants flourish.
In the Greater Atlanta area, Lawrenceville is officially the second oldest city. Settled very quickly, it was incorporated in December 15, 1821. This was exactly three years after Gwinnett County was founded. It takes its name from James Lawrence, a captain in the United States Navy during the War of 1812. Shortly afterward, a courthouse, road system, and public well were constructed. With many springs located near the town square, water was plentiful, greatly facilitating the growth of agriculture. The growing of plant life is rooted in the development of this city, and Rivermoore Landscape Group is continuing that tradition in a different form with lawn care, along with shrubs and ornamental plants.
The growth of agriculture gave the residents an abundance to trade with people in the surrounding area. Decades later, the economy diversified into manufacturing with the birth of the Industrial Revolution. Brick manufacturing and lumber accompanied agriculture and cotton processing.
Today, Lawrenceville’s borders cover 13.5 square miles of land, 0.1 of which is water. As of the 2010 census, 28,546 residents were reported. A 2015 estimate put the population at 30,493. Since its first recorded census reporting, it has never seen a decrease in population in any decade.
Lawrenceville does not have its own independent school district. Its public school children go to Gwinnett County Public Schools.
Higher education is represented here in the county seat. Gwinnett Technical College and Georgia Gwinnett College are located within the borders.
Business and Economy
One of the largest private employers in the city of Lawrenceville is Gwinnett Medical Center. With more than 4,300 workers, it was opened in 1984, and has many supporting smaller facilities. Peach State Federal Credit Union and Atlanta Biologicals are other major job contributors here. The economy is diverse enough to include businesses of all sizes. Large chains, as well as individual and family owned operations are present here. As a result of Lawrenceville’s consistent long-term growth, it has a vibrant downtown consisting of many retail stores and restaurants. The newer buildings complement the historic areas that have stood the test of time, with the various old landmarks providing jobs for the professional touring and storytelling industry.
Recreation and Attractions
The Gwinnett Braves, the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, are located in the unincorporated area directly outside Lawrenceville. Coolray Field has a capacity of 10,000, and attract hundreds of thousands of fans per season.
For those who are fans of the performing arts, you may want to visit the Aurora Theatre. This facility has two stages, one with a capacity of 250, the other 100. The theater is surrounded by some of Lawrenceville’s best restaurants, so you don’t have to travel far for a complete evening out.
Lawrenceville also has its share of great parks, one of which is Tribble Mill Park. Covering 700 acres, it has a sizable fishing lake, pavilions and playgrounds, multi-purpose trails, and Ozora Meadows which is available for large events.