Place:Lawrence, South Dakota, United States

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NameLawrence
Alt namesLawrencesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates44.367°N 103.817°W
Located inSouth Dakota, United States     (1875 - )
See alsoMeade, South Dakota, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Lawrence County is a county located in the State of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,097. Its county seat is Deadwood.

The county was named for "Colonel" John Lawrence who came to the county as first treasurer in 1877. Lawrence had previously served in the Dakota Territorial Legislature, as a Sergeant at Arms for the United States House of Representatives, and a US Marshal for the Dakota territory. After retirement he continued to act as county road supervisor and as an election judge. The title "Colonel" was honorary, bestowed by the governor of the Dakota Territory.

Lawrence County is coextensive with the Spearfish, South Dakota, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1875 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 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
1880 13,248
1890 11,673
1900 17,897
1910 19,694
1920 13,029
1930 13,920
1940 19,093
1950 16,648
1960 17,075
1970 17,453
1980 18,339
1990 20,655

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