Lawrenceville, Alabama

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Lawrenceville, Alabama
Lawrenceville is located in Alabama
Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville is located in the US
Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville
Coordinates: 31°39′28″N 85°16′09″W / 31.65778°N 85.26917°W / 31.65778; -85.26917Coordinates: 31°39′28″N 85°16′09″W / 31.65778°N 85.26917°W / 31.65778; -85.26917
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyHenry
Elevation
528 ft (161 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)334
GNIS feature ID121437[1]

Lawrenceville is an unincorporated community in Henry County, Alabama, United States. Lawrenceville is located off U.S. Route 431, 7.5 miles (12.1 km) north of Abbeville.

History[edit]

Lawrenceville is named in honor of Joseph Lawrence, who served as the community's first postmaster. He also donated the land for the Lawrenceville Male and Female Academy.[2] A post office operated under the name Lawrenceville from 1849 to 1905.[3] The Lawrenceville Academy was incorporated by the Alabama Legislature on January 22, 1858, even though records show it was in operation prior to 1830. The Academy closed during the Civil War and closed permanently in 1888.[4]

Despite some of the opposition to the Compromise of 1850, there was a rally held in Lawrenceville to support its adoption.[5]

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lawrenceville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 82. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  3. ^ "Henry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  4. ^ Smith, Larry. "Lawrenceville, Alabama". AlGenWeb.org. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  5. ^ David Williams (15 March 2011). Rich Man's War: Class, Caste, and Confederate Defeat in the Lower Chattahoochee Valley. University of Georgia Press. p. 36. ISBN 978-0-8203-4079-1.
  6. ^ Samuel L. Webb; Margaret E. Armbrester (31 August 2014). Alabama Governors: A Political History of the State. University of Alabama Press. p. 143. ISBN 978-0-8173-1843-7.