About Lawrence County
Founded in 1821, Lawrence County, Illinois is the easternmost county in the state of Illinois and shares a border with southwest Indiana. The county was named for Captain James Lawrence, who was killed in action during the War of 1812 while commanding the frigate (warship) USS Chesapeake. Mortally wounded, he gave his men the famous last order, "Don't give up the ship."
Lawrence County is located in the Central Time Zone and observes Daylight Savings Time.
Lawrence County: 16,833
City of Lawrenceville: 4,348
Source: 2010 U.S. Census
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