Gwinnett has 16 cities, which is a lot. But through its history, the county's had even more more towns and communities that have, for one reason or another, fallen by the wayside.
And a lot of them had weird names.
Find below a not-remotely-exhaustive list of those odd Gwinnett monikers, complete with a brief description of where they were located and a snarky comment or two.
Information courtesy of the Gwinnett Historical Society website. Most communities listed below existed in the late 1800s, early 1900s or both.
Gwinnett's one-time home for great lawns and weird shorts. Near Rockbridge and Anniston roads.
Sure sounds like a lovely place to visit. Lawrenceville Highway area near Paden Drive.
Despite the name, fratricide was discouraged. "Lost to Barrow County in 1914," the historical society says.
A "chinquapin" is not a fruit. We don't think. Dacula area.
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There was a store. And it was owned by Choice. And it had many choices. Rockbridge Road and Lawrenceville Highway.
What a great name for a city, or a middle-aged man. A railroad stop three miles southwest of Lawrenceville.
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Yup. "Fence." Super creative. In the area of the modern day intersection of (you guessed it!) Fence and Auburn roads.
This is not where the treaty ending the War of 1812 was signed. Near Lilburn-Stone Mountain and Old Tucker roads.
Must've been one very lovely young lady living here. Near Five Forks-Trickum and Killian Hill roads.
Marvin Gaye's favorite Gwinnett tour spot. Around Braselton Highway and Mineral Springs Road.
Seriously. Be quiet. Near current day Collins Hill Park.
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Sounds really cool and means "light for all." A railroad stop north of Lilburn near the current intersection of Luxomni and Killian Hill roads.
Man, that field was ancient. Near today's intersection of Old Peachtree and Lawrenceville-Suwanee roads.
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Seems vaguely offensive? North of Snellville around the intersection of Oak and Highpoint roads.
It's really gone. Not just playing...dead. Mountain Park area.
Gesundheit. Would later become Centerville.
Was near the Forsyth County intersection of State Bridge and Medlock Bridge roads — not in Poland.
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