Lawrence County is named for James Lawrence, who was the Commander of the “Chesapeake” during the War of 1812.
Created: January 16, 1821
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.
E – Knox County, Indiana
S – Wabash County
W – Richland County
Photos taken 2008