Lawrence, Illinois

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Lawrence, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Lawrence, Illinois is located in Illinois
Lawrence, Illinois
Lawrence, Illinois
Coordinates: 42°26′28″N 88°38′28″W / 42.44111°N 88.64111°W / 42.44111; -88.64111Coordinates: 42°26′28″N 88°38′28″W / 42.44111°N 88.64111°W / 42.44111; -88.64111
Country United States
State Illinois
County McHenry
Township Chemung
Elevation 906 ft (276 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 815 & 779
GNIS feature ID 411867[1]

Lawrence is an unincorporated community in Chemung Township, McHenry County, Illinois, United States. Lawrence is 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Harvard.


A post office called Lawrence was established in 1856, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1903.[2] The community was named for Lawrence Bigsby, the owner of the original town site.[3]