Lawrence County Courthouse

Lawrence County CourthouseThe Lawrence County Courthouse was designed by the architectural firm Richards, Bulford, and McCarty and built in 1908 for $150,000. Located at 111 South 5th St. in the county seat of Ironton, the building is still in use and today houses the Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas and its probate and juvenile divisions.

The courthouse features Neoclassical style architecture and is constructed primarily of cut stone. The courthouse grounds also feature a replica of the Statue of Liberty and two World War I cannons. A stone courthouse preceded the current courthouse and had survived two fires, in 1857 and 1875, before it was torn down to make way for the current courthouse.

Lawrence County is named in honor of Capt. James Lawrence whose memorable plea, “Don’t give up the ship,” became a naval slogan during the War of 1812.

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