Fast facts about Lawrence County

  • Established in 1818, Lawrence County will celebrate its bicentennial in 2018. Several local events and projects are planned (check out the Barn Quilt Trail).
  • Located in South Central Indiana, Lawrence County has a population of more than 46,000.
  • The two largest cities in Lawrence County are Bedford (population 13,000+), which is the county seat of justice, and the city of Mitchell (population 4,300+).
  • From its central location of Bedford,  Lawrence County is 25 miles from Bloomington (home to the main campus of Indiana University) and 75 miles from the state capitol of Indianapolis.