Welcome to the NEW and IMPROVED Lawrence Register Site!

The site is still being restored….thank you for your patience.

Thank You for choosing www.lawrencecountyohio.com as your genealogy and historical research resource.

The Lawrence Register consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide genealogical research for Lawrence County, Ohio. We are committed to provide free access and accurate information.

No membership or registration required. We will NEVER ask for your personal information.

Lawrence County, Ohio borders the Ohio River at the Southernmost part of the state. Six architecturally interesting bridges span the Ohio River, connecting Lawrence County with various locations in both Kentucky and West Virginia.

Lawrence County Ohio was organized December 20, 1816. The first Court of Common Pleas was organized March 4, 1817. In 2016, Lawrence County celebrated its Bicentennial! CLICK HERE to view photos of the Grand Finale event.

The first election was held April 7, 1817, with Joseph Davidson, Joel Bowen, and David Spurlock elected county commissioners. Their first meeting was held Monday afternoon, April 21, 1817, at the home of Joseph Davidson in Burlington.

Lawrence County, Ohio was named after Capt. James Lawrence, a native of Burlington, NJ and a gallant naval officer of the War of 1812.

Lawrence County was home to 23 blast furnaces and was once the world leader in pig iron production.

Visit our sister site, Lawrence County Furnaces to see more information on this
fascinating part of our history!

And don’t forget to check out Sharon Kouns’ site HERE

The county seat is Ironton, where you will find our government offices, restaurants, museum, library, splash park, civic organizations, and is home of the famous Ironton – Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade.


Virtually every original prints of historical photographs published before January 1923 is now in the public domain. This means that anyone possessing an original image from 1922 or before can copy, prepare derivative works, distribute, or display the photograph without needing to obtain permission, per the The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1988.

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Disclaimer: The information presented on these pages is from sources believed to be reliable; however the author assumes no responsibility or liability for it’s accuracy or completeness.