Welcome to Lawrence County!
This site is part of the Trails to the Past Project. Lawrence County, Indiana is in need of an Administrator. This site is set up and ready to go, waiting for you to come in and make it yours.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email me. You can find more information on the project and what is involved in being an Adminstrator of a county site by going to the Midwest North District of the Trails to the Past Project. Scroll down to the FAQ to find questions and answers. Indiana has a Volunteer Page that you may find helpful, as well. If you do not find your answers, email me. You will find the work very rewarding and fulfilling.
Please consider volunteering Indiana! You will find help and support in your effort from all of us here at the Trails.
Lawrence County History
Lawrence County was formed on March 1, 1818 from Orange and Washington Counties. It was named after Capt. James Lawrence who fought in the War of 1812. He is remembered for uttering the words 'Don't give up the ship'. The county seat was moved from Palestine in 1825 to Bedford. It remains there today.
Neighboring counties are: Greene, Jackson, Martin, Monroe, Orange and Washington.
Lawrence County is known for it's high quality quarried limestone. The Empire State Building, The Pentagon, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York, the Tennessee State Capitol and Rockefeller Center feature Indiana limestone from Lawrence County.
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