The lakes of north Georgia are known for their breathtaking views and fun weekends on the water, but there is often a forgotten history that lurks beneath them. Entire towns have been submerged, sparking the interest of scuba divers, historians, and myth busters. Petersburg, Georgia for example, is now an underwater ghost town after the Army Corps of Engineers flooded more than 72,000 acres to build Thurmond Lake. But what is most fascinating about this underwater ghost town is that it had quite a rich and respectable history.
Gwinnett County Public Library, in partnership with the Gwinnett Historical Society, present author and historian Lisa M. Russell on Monday, January 27 at 6:30 pm at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 E Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Free and open to the public. (Parking is available at 153 E Crogan Street and around the Courthouse Square).
For more information, please visit www.gwinnettpl.org or call 770-978-5154.