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Lawrence County, Ohio
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Hello! I am Jessica Reed and I have just started working with Genealogy Trails! I have ancestors in Lawrence County dating back to the 1830's, and there are descendents of those ancestors still living in the county today! I have been working on my own family genealogy for roughly seven years. Although that may not seem like a lot of time, I am lucky to have the guidance of my mother, who has been working on her family genealogy for more than thirty years! I am very excited to begin working on this project!

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Farm in Ironton, Ohio

County Information
Founded December 1815 from parts of Gallia and Scioto Counties, with the county seat originally being established at Burlington.
The county was named for James Lawrence, naval hero in the War of 1812
In 1851 the county seat was moved from Burlington to Ironton

Cities and Villages
*Ironton* (County Seat)
Athalia * Chesapeake * Coal Grove * Hanging Rock * Proctorville * South Point *

CDP: Burlington

Other Communities

Etna * Kitts Hill * Pedro * Rock Camp * Scottown * Waterloo * Willow Wood

Aid * Decatur * Elizabeth * Fayette * Hamilton * Lawrence * Mason * Perry * Rome * Symmes * Union * Upper * Washington * Windsor *

Lawrence County Data


Family Bibles

County History


Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Surname Updates:
This is where I will list what surnames have had additional information updated to the website!





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Jackson County (north)
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Scioto County (northwest)
Cabell County, WV (southeast)
Wayne County, WV (south)
Boyd County, KY (southwest)
Greenup County, KY (southwest)

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