*** ONLINE AS OF AUGUST 5, 2011 ***

What's New? (updated Feb 1, 2023)

* Welcome to LawrenceCountyMemoirs.com. My name is Jeff Bales Jr. and this site was designed to document various aspects of the history of Lawrence County & surrounding areas in Western Pennsylvania. New content is being added on a regular basis. Please send along all comments to me at jjbales@inbox.com.

* Visit the ARCHIVES section of this website - that's where the stories are!

* SEND ME PICTURES. I am very eager for any historical information, old photos, mementos, etc… relating to Lawrence County and surrounding areas. I would love to post some personal stories as well.

* Thanks for everyone that has been sending me information and photos recently. I appreciate the support!

* I'm mainly working on getting my first LCM publication together. Started work in 2019 and things are progressing nicely. Stay tuned for more info!

* I'm mainly working on getting my first LCM publication together. Things are progressing nicely. Stay tuned for more info!

* I was a guest speaker at the Ellwood City Historical Society in April 2022. It was a great event and I look forward to my next appearance.

* Make sure to join the LCM Facebook page to receive alerts when new updates are posted. Click on the Facebook logo above to access the page.

Celebrate Lawrence County!

Our hometown county has a storied history and "Seeing" New Castle and nearby environs is something I always appreciate. Thanks to everyone that has contributed photos and information to make this website an amazing success since it went online in August 2011. I am firmly committed to seeing this site grow even more in the coming years. Thanks again for all the support!

Favorite Photos

I have traveled all up and down Lawrence County and nearby areas in the last few years and taken thousands of photos. I have now compiled some of my favorite photos on one page. Click on the photo above to take a look at the collection.

Mystery Photos

I have a few photos in my possession that are a mystery to me. Click on the photo above to go into the mystery photo section and see if you help me identify these images. Any assistance would be appreciated.