About Lawrence County

Historical Background of Lawrence County, Ohio

    • Lawrence County, Ohio is in the Southernmost tip of Ohio
    • Named for Capt. James Lawrence, commander of the frigate Chesapeake, during the War of 1812.
    • Founded 20 December 1816
    • Population 62,109 (2012)
    • 455.4 square miles
    • County Seat is Ironton
    • First County Seat was Burlington, but was moved to Ironton in 1852

Villages in Lawrence County

    • Proctorville
    • Chesapeake
    • South Point
    • Coal Grove
    • Athalia
    • Hanging Rock
    • Schools

Lawrence county Ohio genealogy and historical website