Lawrence County

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Lawrence County is named for James Lawrence, who was a naval commander during the War of 1812.

 

Created:  December 14, 1821

County Seat: 

Louisa  1822 – present

 

County Courthouse – Louisa 

 

Location:  122 South Cross Main  / Madison Street

Built:  1961 – 1964

Style:  Modern

Architect:  James E Moore of Ashland

Contractor:  W B Fosson & Sons of Ashland

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story glass, gray colored panels and stone structure. The southwest front has a canopy over the central first story entrance. The main central part of the building rises to a sloped roof and has few windows. The north and south wings have horizontal windows and slopped roofs.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed in 1870 and an addition was added in 1922. The building was demolished..

 

Courthouses: 

N – Carter County and Boyd County

E – Wayne County, West Virginia

S – Martin County and Johnson County

W – Morgan County and Elliott County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2012