Previously out of print, Elliott Brack's 850-page history, "Gwinnett: A Little Above Atlanta," is now available again. Since its original publication, the book was declared the winner of the 2010 Award of Excellence for documenting Georgia history by the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board. It is also the winner of the Gwinnett Historical Society's Whitworth-Flanigan Award for 2011 for preserving the history of Gwinnett County.
The book includes 143 demographic and historic tables, with more than 4,000 names in the index, and 10,000 names in the appendix.
Two versions of the book are available. The hardback edition is priced at $75, while a softback edition is $40. Books are available at:
You can also order books
through the Internet. To do that, go to www.elliottbrack.com
to place your order. For mail orders, there is a $5 shipping and handling fee.
Purchases are also subject to the 6 percent Georgia sales tax.
Gwinnett: A Little Above Atlanta did not start out to become a thick reference book.
Test yourself on Gwinnett history. After you finish, check link at the bottom for the answer.
1. How did Button Gwinnett die?
2. Fill in the blank: "Everybody is somebody in _________."
3. Near what city was Gwinnett's first landing strip for airplanes?
4. Four major events took place in 1984 in Gwinnett. What were they?
5. What family name is associated with Buford's prosperity prior to World War II?
6. How did Gwinnett County pay for a fence around the courthouse in 1849?
7. What happened to the missing half one-half of Jones Bridge?
8. What was Elisha Winn's wife's first name?
9. What group put up the money to start Technology Park/Atlanta?
10. What do these places have in common: Lilburn, Dacula, Tucker, Gloster, Luxomni, Mechanicsville?