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Rich Historical and Genealogical Heritage

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Upcoming Events
Brandon Hembree Photo
Brandon Hembree will speak at the July 19, 2021 General Membership Meeting of Gwinnett Historical Society. The meeting will be held at 6:30PM upstairs in the Gwinnett County Historic Courthouse. Guests are welcome!

The History of Sugar Hill: Goldmines and Moonshine in Gwinnett

Because of Sugar Hillís proximity to the Chattahoochee River and Buford Dam, our community has been heavily impacted by the waterway that comprises our entire western border as a city. There are several tributaries, like Crayfish Creek, Level Creek, and Richland Creek, that have shaped our communityís landscape both literally and figuratively. These creeks made us the prime location in Gwinnett County for both gold mining and moonshining beginning in the early 1800s and up until our recent past. Street names in our community have links to our gold mining history, and local family names like Sudderth, Pirkle, and even Dodd are synonymous with moonshining.
The Elisha Winn House and Fair
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The Elisha Winn House located at 908 Dacula Road in Dacula, GA 30019. The Winn Fair is held on the first weekend of October during which the house and all of the out buildings will be open and attended by many volunteers and reenactors. The fair also has food vendors, crafters' booths, exhibitors, musical entertainment, and railroad history.

The Gwinnett Historical Society will sponsor the 42nd annual Elisha Winn Fair. This year's Winn Fair will be held on Saturday-Sunday October 2nd-3rd, 2021. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you are a vendor, we welcome your participation in this year's Elisha Winn Fair. For more information and vendor form please follow this link: 2019 Elisha Winn Fair

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Newsletter Summer 2021
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