Lawrence County, Tennessee
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Lawrence County Information

Its county seat and largest city is Lawrenceburg
Created October 21, 1817, Lawrence County was formed from lands previously part of Hickman and Giles counties.
The county named in honor of Captain James Lawrence (1781–1813), who while commanding the USS Chesapeake in an 1813 battle with the Royal Navy frigate HMS Shannon, issued his famous command: "Don't give up the ship! Blow her up." His men did anyway and Lawrence died of wounds. 

Lawrenceburg was chosen as the county seat in 1819 as it was near the center of the county and because Jackson's Military Road, which was a main route from New Orleans to Nashville, ran just east of the town.  In April 1821, the road was redirected through the center of the Lawrenceburg, and played a significant role in the county's development.
[source: wikipedia]
 
Cities and Towns
 Lawrenceburg (county seat) Loretto ~ St. Joseph ~ Ethridge 

Census-designated places
 Iron City (small portion in Wayne County)
 Summertown (small portion in Lewis County and Maury County)

Unincorporated communities
 Alexander Springs ~ Appleton ~ Five Points ~ Henryville
~ Leoma ~ Liberty Grove ~ Oak Hill ~ Spring Creek
 

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Website Updates:
July 2017: 1830 Census, Marriage Records; obits for ANDRE, HOLT, GEORGE, YARBROUGH, BRANDON, CANNON, LOONEY, BARNETT, ARNOLD, LOYD.  Sicklist news:  WIGGEMORE, APPLETON, ADKISSON, VAUGHAN, PORTER, MCMASTERS, JOHNSON, PUMPKINS, JOHNSON, CREWS.  Marriage notice for WINTERS-LILES
 


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