Place:Lawrence, Kentucky, United States

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Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2010, the population was 15,860. Its county seat is Louisa. The county is named for James Lawrence, and co-founded by Isaac Bolt, who served as a Lawrence County Commissioner and Justice of the Peace. It is the home of bluegrass music and country music star Ricky Skaggs. It is the birthplace of the late Chief Justice of the United States Frederick Moore Vinson and former Kentucky Governor Paul E. Patton. In regard to alcohol sales, Lawrence County is a dry county, meaning the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited everywhere in the county.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1821 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1822 Marriage 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
1852 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 3,900
1840 4,730
1850 6,281
1860 7,601
1870 8,497
1880 13,262
1890 17,702
1900 19,612
1910 20,067
1920 17,643
1930 16,713
1940 17,275
1950 14,418
1960 12,134
1970 10,726
1980 14,121
1990 13,998

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