Actual Factual Gwinnett: Where did Camp Mitchell Road get its name?

Grayson approves funds for storm system installation, part of the city hall parking lot expansion. Courtesy of City of Grayson

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Grayson approves funds for storm system installation, part of the city hall parking lot expansion. Courtesy of City of Grayson

This is "Actual Factual Gwinnett," a regular column in which I, Amanda Coyne, answer reader questions about Gwinnett happenings and history. Enjoy!

Reader Candace asks:

Where did Camp Mitchell Road in Grayson get its name?

Luckily for you, Candace, the city of Grayson’s community development director, Gail Lane, found the answer in an afternoon.

In the 1960s, there was a man named Lewis Mitchell who ran a general store on what is now Camp Mitchell Road. The dirt-floor log cabin store still stands, though empty, near the road. According to longtime Grayson residents, the road was named after him.

Lane said she couldn’t find where the “Camp” part of Camp Mitchell Road came from.

“Maybe Camp was his nickname or something, but it definitely wasn’t related to a military camp,” Lane said.

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