Lawrence County

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Lawrence

Lawrence County is named for James Lawrence, who uttered the famous words “Don’t give up the ship” after being mortally wounded during the War of 1812.

 

Created:  March 1, 1818

County Seat: 

Palestine  1818 – 1825

Bedford    1825 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bedford

 

Location:  916 15th Street / I Street

Built:  1930

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Walter Scholar

Contractor:  A E Kemmer

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story light brown colored stucco and brick structure. The east and west wings are lower and extend from the main building. The center section projects and has an arched entrance on the first story rising to a balustrade across the top of the roof.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed by Thomas N Stevens in 1870. When the building was razed, medallions were made from the limestone. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $390,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Monroe County and Jackson County

E – Jackson County and Washington County

S – Orange County

W – Martin County and Greene County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2008