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.
Lawrenceburg is the birthplace of Southern Gospel music and was the hometown of James Vaughan, the father of Southern Gospel! The famous Vaughan School of Music was established in Lawrenceburg, and the Vaughan Museum is a popular attraction on the Square.
Other famous residents of Lawrenceburg include the late Untied States Senator Fred Thompson, who appeared 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 Lawrenceburg Square is "antique heaven," with antique malls/stores galore. The selection is outstanding and the prices are reasonable.
Upscale clothing and children's store owners will give you personal attention. Stores along the Square are great places to shop for gifts. There is also a Christian bookstore and several music stores. The selection is unlike you'll find anywhere else, and the pace is leisurely.
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.
Experience southern hospitality at its finest on the Square - including a historic restaurant, trendy coffee shop, and ice cream/candy store. Our old-time drug store will even serve you an ice-cold malt with lunch at its counter. Come to shop, sightsee, and enjoy a treat!
Lawrenceburg offers a wide array of full-service and fast-food restaurants to meet your tastes. BBQ is a local specialty, along with catfish, hushpuppies, and sweet tea!
The Lawrenceburg Square is home to several museums, with displays that will delight adults and children alike:
- David Crockett Cabin/Museum
South Military, Lawrenceburg
- James D. Vaughan Museum
2nd Floor, Sun Trust Bank Building
25 Public Square, Lawrenceburg
- Lawrenceburg Imagination Station
Public Square, Lawrenceburg
- Old Jail Museum
Waterloo Street, Lawrenceburg
James D. Vaughan Southern Gospel Festival
Lawrenceburg is host to a wide variety of festivals and events. The James D. Vaughan Southern Gospel festival is held annually in the historic Crockett Theatre off the Square. The Festival features Lawrenceburg's own ambassadors of Southern Gospel music, The Kellys!
Other local events include:
- Annual Heritage Festival
- Antique Tractor/Engine show
- Antique Car Show
- Art Affair
- David Crockett Days at David Crockett State Park
- Middle Tennessee District Fair at Rotary Park
- State Championship Barbecue Cook-off
See Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce website for a complete calendar of events. Hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, and shops are all conveniently available to travelers.
Several hotels and meeting facilities are located in Lawrenceburg. Campers will enjoy a stay at the David Crockett State Park, complete with restaurant, swimming pool, walking trails, fishing, and more!
See the Chamber of Commerce website for a complete guide.
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, is located south of Nashville and Columbia, Tennessee and north of Florence, Alabama. Take Highway 43 or Highway 64 to Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The Square is located two blocks west of the intersection of Highway 43 (North Locust Avenue) and Highway 64 (West Gaines Street).
For more information on visiting Historic Downtown Lawrenceburg, please contact:
- Chamber of Commerce at 931-762-4911
- City Hall at 931-762-4459
- Main Street at 931-629-1216