Historic Markers Across Georgia

Site of Richard D. Winn House (Side 2)

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
Site of Richard D. Winn House (Side 2)  Marker  


Near here, stood the house of Richard D. Winn. In 1836, Richard married Charlotte Mitchell and they moved to this location in 1837. In 1860, their plantation encompassed 672 acres. Richard resided here until his death in 1894. The Winns had five children: Samuel, Thomas, Archelus, William, and Alice. All four sons served the Confederacy in the War Between the States. Samuel rode with Gen. John H. Morgan´s ´Raiders´ and, as Colonel, commanded the 13th Georgia Cavalry. Samuel also served in the Georgia Senate 1873-1876, as Mayor of Lawrenceville 1892-1894, and as a County Court judge. Thomas was a U.S. Congressman 1891-1893 and county school commissioner 1877-1890. Archelus was a physician and William was a Methodist minister and teacher. Alice married Tyler Macon Peeples, publisher of ´The Gwinnett Herald´ newspaper. Richard´s grandson, Courtland S. Winn, was Mayor of Atlanta 1911-1912.