Lawrence County, Indiana Genealogy

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*Spice Valley
 
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Another township, Flinn Township, has been incorporated into Guthrie, Pleasant Run, and Shawswick Townships.
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Greene County, Indiana|Greene]] (northwest)
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*[[Greene County, Indiana|Greene]] (northwest)  
*[[Jackson County, Indiana|Jackson]] (east)
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*[[Jackson County, Indiana|Jackson]] (east)  
*[[Martin County, Indiana|Martin]] (west)
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*[[Martin County, Indiana|Martin]] (west)  
*[[Monroe County, Indiana|Monroe]] (north)
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*[[Monroe County, Indiana|Monroe]] (north)  
*[[Orange County, Indiana|Orange]] (south)
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*[[Orange County, Indiana|Orange]] (south)  
 
*[[Washington County, Indiana|Washington]] (southeast)
 
*[[Washington County, Indiana|Washington]] (southeast)
  
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inlawrence/journal.htm Alphabetical List of Cemeteries] (IN GenWeb)
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inlawrence/journal.htm Alphabetical List of Cemeteries] (IN GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/in/lawrence.htm Lawrence County Cemetery Records] (Interment.net)
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/in/lawrence.htm Lawrence County Cemetery Records] (Interment.net)
  
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inlawrence/obit.html Lawrence County Obituary Database Surname Index] (IN GenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inlawrence/obit.html Lawrence County Obituary Database Surname Index] (IN GenWeb)  
 
*Mitchell Tribune (current newspaper, Mitchell)  
 
*Mitchell Tribune (current newspaper, Mitchell)  
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*[http://www.ibccn.org/tpl/genealogy/genindexes.htm Lebanon Reporter newspaper index], 1985-2005 (Thorntown Public Library)
 
*[http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/cgi-bin/obitsearch/ Monroe County Public Library Obituary Index Search] (includes many Lawrence County obituaries)  
 
*[http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/cgi-bin/obitsearch/ Monroe County Public Library Obituary Index Search] (includes many Lawrence County obituaries)  
 
*[http://www.tmnews.com/ Times-Mail] (current newspaper, Bedford)
 
*[http://www.tmnews.com/ Times-Mail] (current newspaper, Bedford)
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*Mitchell Community Public LIbrary, 804 Main St., Mitchell, IN 47446
 
*Mitchell Community Public LIbrary, 804 Main St., Mitchell, IN 47446
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lawrence-County-Indiana-Genealogy/387091015358 Lawrence County, Indiana Genealogy] (Facebook)  
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lawrence-County-Indiana-Genealogy/387091015358 Lawrence County, Indiana Genealogy] (Facebook)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Lawrence/ Lawrence County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Lawrence/ Lawrence County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/in/lawrence/ Lawrence County, Indiana Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/in/lawrence/ Lawrence County, Indiana Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://www.usgenealogyexpress.com/~in/lawrence/ Lawrence County, Indiana History &amp; Genealogy] (Indiana Genealogy Express)  
 
*[http://www.usgenealogyexpress.com/~in/lawrence/ Lawrence County, Indiana History &amp; Genealogy] (Indiana Genealogy Express)  
 
*[http://www.countyhistory.com/lawrence/start.html Lawrence County, Indiana History and Pioneer Genealogy] (Indiana County History Preservation Society)  
 
*[http://www.countyhistory.com/lawrence/start.html Lawrence County, Indiana History and Pioneer Genealogy] (Indiana County History Preservation Society)  
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Revision as of 02:06, 2 December 2011

United States  > Indiana > Lawrence County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

The territory that eventually became Lawrence County, Indiana was once a part of Washington County and later of Orange County. Lawrence County 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. Lawrence County's first circuit court was held 4 Jun 1818 in the home of James Gregory at Leatherwood, east of the present-day location of Bedford.

The first courthouse was built in the spring of 1818 at Palestine. A new courthouse was constructed in Palestine in 1822.

The county seat was moved and renamed Bedford as the result of an 1825 legislative act. A temporary log courthouse was erected in Bedford in early 1825. The first court term in Bedford opened 6 Feb 1826. A new courthouse was completed in May of 1834. An 1869 move for a new courthouse resulted in construction of a new building in 1872.

Parent County

1818--Lawrence County was organized 1 Mar 1818 as the result of a legislative act of 7 January 1818. The county was formed 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 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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