|Lawrenceburg at a Glance|
In 1819, the City of Lawrenceburg became the county seat for Lawrence County, Tennessee. Frontiersman David Crockett called Lawrence County home and has left an indelible mark on our community. The immigration of an Amish community north of town in 1944 has added another dimension to our culture.
Other famous residents of Lawrenceburg include former Untied States Senator Fred Thompson, now an actor appearing on the hit TV show Law and Order. Many will remember his performance in the movie Hunt for Red October. The late Michael Jeter, best known for his TV role in Evening Shade and his movie role in The Green Mile, also had roots in Lawrenceburg.
Our Downtown Square is an old-fashioned town square, complete with a statue of David Crockett - perfect backdrop for a photo! Come see the historic sites, stroll the antique malls and a wide variety of other stores, then stay for coffee, ice cream, or lunch.
There is a central pavilion when you're ready for a rest, or 'sit a spell' in the benches along the sidewalks and watch the world go by. Friendly folks may stop by to say hello. Public restrooms are available. There are several banks and an ATM located on the Square.
The City of Lawrenceburg is a destination community for shopping of all types - from department store to discount store, plus full-service grocers, drug stores, and more.
James D. Vaughan Museum
Cherokee & David Crockett Museum & Cultural Center
David Crockett Cabin/Museum
Old Jail Museum
See www.chamberofcommerce.lawrence.tn.us for a complete calendar of events. Hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, and shops are all conveniently available to travelers.