History

The history of Lawrence County Illinois touches every historical era… Tecumseh traveled through its forests; George Rogers Clark marched across the County during the Revolution; Abe Lincoln’s family moved through it and he later returned to visit; the first men enlisting for duty when Lincoln called for recruits during the Civil War were from Lawrence County; it was the first Illinois county to hang a woman; 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, click here to visit the Lawrence County Historical Society website.