Lawrenceburg at a Glance

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Historic/Famous Figures

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.

Downtown Square

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.

Pavilion on Public SquareThere 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.

Directions

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).

Contact Information

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