After the formation of Lawrence County in March 1849 a dedicated court house was a major priority. The first court sessions were held in an old Methodist Church on South Jefferson Street beginning on January 7, 1850, with the Honorable John Bredin serving as President Judge of the courts. In October 1850 construction of a new court house commenced on a hill overlooking Pittsburg Street (Later East Washington Street), a site formerly occupied by a barn owned by David Crawford Jr. The court house opened in late June 1852. (c1900) Full Size
The War Memorial shrine, honoring local military veterans killed in service during World War I and World War II, was dedicated along East Washington Street on Sunday, July 4, 1948. (c1950)
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