In Grayson, they like to think of themselves as a unique boutique town set amidst a number of big-box cities.
This quaint town of 3,800 in southeast Gwinnett County has become a destination for those seeking the charms of small town life, a slower pace and good schools for the kids.
The Grayson community grew steadily in the late 1800s and early 1900s thanks to the L & L Railroad with linked the city and neighboring farms with Lawrenceville and Loganville. The train carried passengers, mail, commercial goods and farm products. A small depot sat in what is the current location of Grayson Elementary School.
When the train stopped running in 1932, much of Grayson's prosperity - and links to the outside world - went with it. Click for the full story.