Historic Markers Across Georgia

Richard Dickinson Winn (Side 1)

Marker ID: GHA 
Location: US 29 at Davis Mill Shopping Center at Sugarloaf Parkway
County: Gwinnett
Coordinates: N 33° 56.279    W 084° 2.101
  33.93798333    -84.03501666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1733
Richard Dickinson Winn (Side 1)  Marker  


Richard Dickinson Winn, a son of Elisha and Judith Cochran Winn, was born January 14, 1816. Gwinnett´s first county elections and court sessions were held at his childhood home near Hog Mountain. Winn served as a Justice of the Inferior Court of Gwinnett County 1841-1853. He was also a member of the Georgia House of Representatives 1851-1852. In 1861, Winn was one of three delegates from Gwinnett to the secession convention in Milledgeville where the State of Georgia resolved to withdraw from the Union. In 1873, he served on the first Gwinnett County Commission and as President of the County´s second Board of Education. Winn is also remembered for his biographical sketches of Gwinnett´s early settlers. These biographies, which he began writing in 1871, provide much of the County´s early history. Winn died January 11, 1894.