Lawrence County Historical Articles
1885 Article on Lawrence County
Compiled by O. H. Holt
Lawrence is one of the most wealthy, populous and important counties in the Territory, and has an area of 2,000 square miles. About one-third of the southwestern portion is hilly and mountainous, and mostly covered with a good growth of pine timber; the remaining two-thirds, stretching from the foothills to the two branches of the Cheyenne river, constitute a portion of the broad-spreading plains which sweep around the Hills on the north, south and east. Numerous streams afford ample drainage throughout the county. The valleys of the more important streams are being rapidly taken by enterprising farmers, and within a few years the whole arable area will be under cultivation. The climate is a very healthful one, and the water pure and soft.
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