My name is Mary Kathryn Kozy, and I'm the County Coordinator for Lawrence County. I want to thank Allison
Mushrush, Celia Tomlin, and Laurel Treat for the work they have done on the site in past years. This site
is part of the Illinois GenWeb Project which is a part of the USGenWeb Project. The Illinois GenWeb State
Coordinator is Dennis Partridge.
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History of Lawrence County
|Lawrence County was formed on January 16, 1821 from the counties of Crawford and Edwards. The county was named after Captain James Lawrence, who was mortally wounded in an engagement between his ship, the Chesapeake, and the British vessel, Shannon, during the War of 1812. His memorable last words were "Don't give up the ship!" Lawrence County was the 20th county formed in Illinois. Early settlers came mainly from the Southern States, with many coming from Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina.|
Lawrence County Neighbors
Photos: Lawrenceville, East side of the square, courtesy - Lawrence County Illinois Historical Society. Sumner High School, 1941, courtesy Lowell Ulrich.
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