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Norcross City


Norcross City Hall is located at 65 Lawrenceville Street, Norcross, GA 30071; phone: 770-421-2027.

Gwinnett County's second oldest city owes its existence to a one-time Atlanta Mayor, Jonathan Norcross, who in 1856 proposed creating the Richmond-Danville Railroad for the purpose of opening up rural and wilderness areas in Georgia's northeast territory. In 1869, upon completion of the first 20 miles of roadbed, Norcross' friend, John Thrasher, purchased 2050 acres surrounding a railroad terminal, and Norcross, GA was born. Norcross and Thrasher were former business associates as well as pioneers contributing to the founding of Atlanta.

In its earliest days, Norcross was renowned as an resort and escape for folks from Atlanta looking to exit the hustle and bustle of the more urban Atlanta. Norcross' historic core has been luckily preserved as highways and roads were built bypassing the town's center. [www.norcross.net, accessed August, 2012.]

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