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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

Lawrenceburg, the seat of Anderson county, is at the junction of US 62, US 127, and KY 44 about three miles west of the Kentucky River. The site was once known as Kaufman's Station or Coffman's Station for Jacob Kaufman who established a settlement about 1780. The town was first called Lawrence for William Lawrence, one of its founders, and was renamed Lawrenceburg in 1827. Lawrenceburg was incorporated in 1820. The post office opened in 1817 as Lawrenceburgh and was renamed Lawrenceburg in 1893. It may have been called Lawrence's Hotel during its earliest years. The population in 2010 was 10,505.

Photo of the Anderson County Courthouse
The Anderson County Courthouse in Lawrenceburg was the third on the site, built about 1915 and including the outer walls of the second courthouse, which burned that year.


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