All data on this site is for free access only and belongs to ILGenWeb and the individual submitters.
|What's New on this site?|
||Lawrence County Online Records|
Search This Site
History of Lawrence County
|Lawrence County was formed on January 16, 1821 from the counties of Crawford and Edwards. The county was named after Captain James Lawrence, who was mortally wounded in an engagement between his ship, the Chesapeake, and the British vessel, Shannon, during the War of 1812. His memorable last words were "Don't give up the ship!" Lawrence County was the 20th county formed in Illinois. Early settlers came mainly from the Southern States, with many coming from Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina.|
Lawrence County Neighbors
Photos: Lawrenceville, East side of the square, courtesy - Lawrence County Illinois Historical Society. Sumner High School, 1941, courtesy Lowell Ulrich.
Previous coordinators of this site were Allison Mushrush, Celia Tomlin and Laurel Treat. Thanks so much for all the great work you've done to make this site what it is! - Mary Kathryn Kozy
This page last updated Saturday, 11-Jan-2014 20:37:34 EST
This site has been online since September 20, 1999. Come back again real soon!
FREE Hit Counters!