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Lawrence County Historical Society

​The history of Lawrence County Illinois touches almost every historical era...George Rogers Clark marched across the County during the Revolution; Tecumseh traveled through its forests; Abe Lincoln moved his family through it and later became a regular visitor; it was the first Illinois county to hang a woman; the first men enlisting for duty when Lincoln called for recruits during the Civil War were from Lawrence county; oil was discovered under its soil producing an unrivaled economic boom, and an Army Air Corp. base was built on its prairie during WWII. 


The newest publication of the Lawrence County Historical Society features a collection of articles and vintage photographs about the Ladies of Lawrence. Through the pages of the county’s history, the accomplishments of its women have been neglected. This book will tell their stories-- from brave pioneers to authors, teachers, nurses, veterans and more. Watch for a publication date before Christmas. 

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