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Overview

Introduction to Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, in Lawrence county, is 48 miles NW of Decatur, Alabama and 71 miles SW of Nashville, Tennessee. The city has a population of 10,796.

Lawrenceburg History

Lawrenceburg is the county seat of Lawrence County. The area was formerly known as "Chicasa" or Chickasaw. It was first visited by Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto and his men in 1540. The Cherokees sold the area to the USA in 1806. David Crockett came to the area in the early 1800s and founded a powder mill that later came to be known as the David Crockett State Park. The city was named in honor of Captain James Lawrence, who was a naval commander.

Lawrenceburg and nearby Attractions

  • Alabama Music Hall of Fame
  • David Crockett State Park
  • Children's Museum of the Shoals
  • Henry Horton State Park
  • Mousetail Landing State Park
  • Cherokee David Crockett Museum and Cultural Center

Things To Do In Lawrenceburg

Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Lawrenceburg Golf and Country Club. Popular shopping destinations in the area include the Lawrenceburg Plaza Shopping Center and the Fort Crockett Village Shopping Center. The Royal Heights Baptist Church, Springer Road Church of Christ, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Pulaski Street Church of Christ are the local houses of worship. The Lawrence County Public Area offers a wide variety of reading materials. The city hosts the Heritage Festival every November and the Middle Tennessee Fair every September.

Lawrenceburg Transportation

Nashville International is the closest international airport.

Lawrenceburg Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at the University of North Alabama, Columbia State Community College and Tennessee State University.

People

Total Population 10,487
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 20.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,491
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 45.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,973
% Above Poverty Level 79.9%
% Below Poverty Level 20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.1%
Median Gross Rent $546
Median House Value $84,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.8%
US/American 0%
English 8.7%
Irish 11.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lawrenceburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles NW of Decatur, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 71 miles SW of Nashville, Tennessee
County Lawrence
Standard Zip Codes 38464
Phone Area Codes 931
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.242
Longitude -87.334

Lawrenceburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LAWRENCEBURG FILTER PLT
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 47 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 60.4 inches
Station PULASKI WATER PLANT
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches
Station COLUMBIA 3 WNW
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 46 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 72 F
Annual Precip 56.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ethridge 613 $30,156
Loretto 2,092 $50,179
Lynnville 334 $48,750
Minor Hill 615 $45,417
Pulaski 7,648 $38,421
St. Joseph 986 $56,429

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lawrenceburg Public Libraries

Library
Lawrence County Public Library
519 EAST GAINES STREET
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
(931) 762-4627

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Lawrenceburg Hospitals

CROCKETT HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
HWY 43 S BOX 847
(931) 762-6571
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lawrenceburg High Schools

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LAWRENCE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1800 SPRINGER RD
931-762-9412
Serves 1,071 students.

LAWRENCE ADULT HIGH SCHOOL
610 MAHR AVENUE
931-762-5251
Serves 19 students.

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