Lawrenceville Historic Cemetery

The historic city cemetery is located just a few blocks (about a half-mile) from the downtown square between East Pike street and Highway 29. This stop is the resting place of Gwinnett County founders, William Maltbie, Elisha Winn and Lawrenceville's first mayor, John Clay Smith.


The cemetery is also home to Nathan Spence, a Revolutionary war veteran who lived from 1743 to 1833, and eight graves have been identified as confederate soldiers (only three have tombstones). There are two African-Americans with inscribed gave markers, but no birth or death dates. There are also many unmarked graves of former slaves, who have yet been identified. Free Admission