LAWRENCE COUNTY HISTORY

‚ÄčThe history of Lawrence County Illinois touches almost every historical era…George Rogers Clark marched across the County during the Revolution; Tecumseh traveled through its forests; Abe Lincoln moved his family through it and later became a regular visitor; it was the first Illinois county to hang a woman; the first men enlisting for duty when Lincoln called for recruits during the Civil War were from Lawrence county; oil was discovered under its soil producing an unrivaled economic boom, and an Army base was built on its prairie during WWII.

To learn more visit the Lawrence County Historical Society website: http://www.lawrencelore.org/


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