Place:Lawrence, Illinois, United States

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Lawrence County is the easternmost county in the U.S. state of Illinois (excluding water boundaries). According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 16,833, which is an increase of 8.9% from 15,452 in 2000. Its county seat is Lawrenceville.

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History

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Lawrence County was formed in 1821 out of Crawford and Edwards counties. It was named for Captain James Lawrence, killed in action in 1813 while in command of the frigate USS Chesapeake. Mortally wounded, he uttered the famous phrase "Don't give up the ship".


Adjacent counties

Townships

Nine townships make up Lawrence County. They are:

Timeline

Date Event Source
1818 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1878 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 3,668
1840 7,092
1850 6,121
1860 9,214
1870 12,533
1880 13,663
1890 14,693
1900 16,523
1910 22,661
1920 21,380
1930 21,885
1940 21,075
1950 20,539
1960 18,540
1970 17,522
1980 17,807
1990 15,972

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Lawrence County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~illaweren/index.htm


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