The city of Lawrenceville is located in north-central Georgia near major metropolitan Atlanta. The mild year-round temperatures allow for a continuous range of outdoor entertainment, including the Annual Lighting of the Tree. Lawrenceville is known for independently owned eateries, as well as family-friendly activities. It has a rich historical past originating from the War of 1812. The original Gwinnett County Courthouse remains as a host to summer concerts, weddings, and corporate events. Its unique Southern architecture is mirrored around the green and vibrant community. Residents boast a soothing country lifestyle and safe suburban environment. Famous people and businesses affiliated with Lawrenceville, GA, include Cisco Systems, Atlanta Biologicals, NFL's Darius Walker, comedian Junior Samples, and Larry Flynt of Hustler Magazine. Technical colleges are the most popular choice for education.