Lawrence County

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Lawrence County is named for James Lawrence, who was the Commander of the “Chesapeake” during the War of 1812.


Created:  January 16, 1821

County Seat:

Centreville      1825 – 1829

Lawrenceville  1829 – present


County Courthouse – Lawrenceville


Location:  1100 State Street / 12th Street

Built:  1840 – 1841

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  McDonald Brothers of Louisville, Kentucky

Contractor:  B F Trester


Description: The building faces north and is a three story dark red colored brick structure. There is a small portico on the north front with balcony on the second story. The center section rises to the third story with pediment above. Behind is a high octagonal clock tower with green colored dome at the top. The building was renovated in 1910.


See:  The architect H P McDonald and Brothers of Louisville, Kentucky.



N – Richland County and Crawford County

E – Knox County, Indiana

S – Wabash County

W – Richland County 













Photos taken 2008