Lawrence County, Indiana

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United States  > Indiana > Lawrence County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

Lawrence County, Indiana was formed from Orange County on 1 Mar 1818 as the result of a legislative act of 7 Jan 1818. The county was named after James Lawrence. He is best remembered as having been responsible for his words "Don't give up the ship" during the War of 1812.

The original county seat of Lawrence County was Palestine, located on the White River. The county seat was moved and renamed Bedford as the result of an 1825 legislative act.

Parent County

1818--Lawrence County was created 7 January 1818 from Orange County.  County seat: Bedford [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Townships

Lawrence County currently consists of nine townships:

  • Bono
  • Guthrie
  • Indian Creek
  • Marion 
  • Marshall
  • Perry
  • Pleasant Run
  • Shawswick
  • Spice Valley

Another township, Flinn Township, has been incorporated into Guthrie, Pleasant Run, and Shawswick Townships.

Populated Places

The following incorporated towns are located in Lawrence County:

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

General
Specific Cemeteries

Census

Church

  • Lawless, Elaine J. God's Peculiar People: Women's Voices & Folk Tradition in a Pentecostal Church. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 1988, 2005. (Discusses "Oneness" Pentecostals of Lawrence and Monroe Cos., IN.) Google Books (limited preview)

Court

Directories

Genealogies, Biographies, Letters, and Journals

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

General
Civil War

Civil War service men from Lawrence County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Lawrence County:

Resources:

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Photos

Probate

Taxation

  • Lee, Barbara. 1907 Lawrence County, Indiana Poll Tax Rolls. Bedford, IN: Lawrence County Historical & Genealogical Society, (2007?). WorldCat

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).