Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
Town square in Lawrenceburg with a statue of David Crockett in the center.
Town square in Lawrenceburg with a statue of David Crockett in the center.
Motto(s): 
"Where Tradition Meets Progress"
Location of Lawrenceburg in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
Location of Lawrenceburg in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 35°14′37″N 87°20′4″W / 35.24361°N 87.33444°W / 35.24361; -87.33444Coordinates: 35°14′37″N 87°20′4″W / 35.24361°N 87.33444°W / 35.24361; -87.33444
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyLawrence
Founded1819[1]
Incorporated1825
Named forJames Lawrence
Government
 • TypeMayor/Council/Administrator
 • MayorBlake Lay
 • City AdministratorChris Shaffer
 • Chief of PoliceTerry Beecham
 • City Council
Council Members
Area
 • Total12.66 sq mi (32.80 km2)
 • Land12.66 sq mi (32.80 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,120+ feet 335+ meters ft (273 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total10,428
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
11,035
 • Density871.30/sq mi (336.41/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38464
Area code(s)931
FIPS code47-41340[4]
GNIS feature ID1290790[5]
Websitewww.lawrenceburgtn.gov

The city of Lawrenceburg is the county seat of Lawrence County, Tennessee, United States,[6] The largest city on the state's southern border between Chattanooga and Memphis, it lies on the banks of Shoal Creek. The population was 10,428 at the 2010 United States Census. The city is named after War of 1812 American Navy officer James Lawrence.

Located around 80 miles (130 km) southwest of Nashville at the junction of U.S. Routes 43 and 64, Lawrenceburg is called the "Crossroads of Dixie."

  1. ^ Paul Hellman, Historical Gazetteer of the United States (Taylor and Francis, 2005), p. 1018.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference USCensusEst2019CenPopScriptOnlyDirtyFixDoNotUse was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.