Introduction to Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
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.
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.