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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,614
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens20.4%
Employed Population 16+3,470
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married44.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,189
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,840
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,038

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,722
% Above Poverty Level79.7%
% Below Poverty Level20.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.1%
Median Gross Rent$589
Median House Value$86,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.8%
Irish13%
English7.8%
German7.7%
Scottish1.7%
Norwegian1%
French Except Basque0.8%
Italian0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Russian0.2%
Swedish0.1%
African0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Lawrenceburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lawrence County
Standard Zip Codes38464
Phone Area Codes931
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude35.24
Approximate Longitude-87.33

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)

StationLAWRENCEBURG FILTER PLT
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp27 to 47 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip60.4 inches
StationPULASKI WATER PLANT
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip56.4 inches
StationCOLUMBIA 3 WNW
Distance31.6 miles
Jan Temp25 to 46 F
Apr Temp43 to 69 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 72 F
Annual Precip56.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ethridge635$32,813
Loretto1,906$51,354
Lynnville341$46,250
Minor Hill493$45,000
Pulaski7,653$42,683
St. Joseph925$52,321

Lawrenceburg Public Libraries

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

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Lawrenceburg Public Schools

David Crockett Elementary
2301 Waynesboro Hw
ZIP: 38464
(931) 762-2288
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
E O Coffman Middle School
111 Lafayette Av
ZIP: 38464
(931) 762-6395
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Ingram Sowell Elementary
510 Seventh St
ZIP: 38464
(931) 762-4438
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
Lawrence Adult High School
610 Mahr Av
ZIP: 38464
(931) 762-5251
High
Lawrence Co High School
1800 Springer Rd
ZIP: 38464
(931) 762-9412
High
Total Enrollment 1109
Lawrenceburg Public
600 Prosser Rd
ZIP: 38464
(931) 762-3282
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
New Prospect Elementary
4520 Pulaski Hw
ZIP: 38464
(931) 762-2934
Primary
Total Enrollment 428

Lawrenceburg Private Schools

Bill Egly Seventh-day Adventist School
11 Valley Rd
ZIP: 38464
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Sacred Heart Elementary School
220 Berger St
ZIP: 38464
Elementary
Total Enrollment 59
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