Lawrence, Illinois

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Lawrence, Illinois
Lawrence, Illinois is located in Illinois
Lawrence, Illinois
Lawrence, Illinois
Lawrence, Illinois is located in the United States
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
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyMcHenry
TownshipChemung
Elevation
906 ft (276 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)815 & 779
GNIS feature ID411867[1]

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

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lawrence, Illinois
  2. ^ "McHenry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  3. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 93.