HISTORY AND GENEALOGY
Lawrence County, Indiana
Established in 1818
Lawrence County was named for Captain James Lawrence,
who uttered the famous words "Don't give up the ship"
after being mortally wounded during the War of 1812.
Welcome to the Limestone Capital of the World
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to crumble their brick walls.
Bedford Tragedy in 1866
Bedford Newspaper Article from 1956
The Biggest Man in Bedford
|Once known as "Flinn's Crossroads"
Other municipalities include :
| Home of astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom, one of the seven original NASA astronauts.
|A building material "oolitic limestone" which the town is built upon provided the
Quarrying oolitic limestone was the purpose for founding Oolitic
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