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

What's New? (updated Aug 20, 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.

* 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.

* 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, or mementos relating to Lawrence County and surrounding areas. I love to post personal stories or antidotes as well.

* Thanks for everyone who has been sending me information and photos recently via the LCM Facebook page or directly via email. I appreciate the support!

* I'm mainly focused on a series of LCM books now. The first volume is nearing completion and I'm hoping for a 2024 release.

* 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.

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.