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Lawrence County Real Estate

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Shoal Creek and its three tributaries run through Lawrence County. Alabama forms its southern border, and Giles County its eastern. Around 42,000 people called Lawrence County home, according to 2017 data. The area has a strong manufacturing industry with several companies working in the automotive industry, but agriculture is the leading business with an annual production value of over $65 million. Lawrenceburg serves as the county seat. 

Lawrence County’s origins date back to Col. David Crockett of Alamo fame. He sited the county’s boundaries in 1817. Today, the David Crockett State Park draws 750,000+ visitors a year. The area’s abundant streams are a draw for residents and tourists alike. In addition to Shoal Creek, Laurel Hill Lake and its surrounding wildlife management area offer horseback trails, hiking, and fishing access.

The area has a musical legacy and is recognized by the U.S. Congress as the Home of Southern Gospel Music. It is part of the Americana Music Triangle. The TN Music & Food Fest kicks off the season in April at Lawrenceburg, and the music continues through the Summertown Bluegrass Reunion.

Lawrence County is also home to some unique communities. A large settlement of Old Order Amish calls the Ethridge area home. Some offer their produce and hand-made goods for sale, as indicated by any wooden signs. To the north in Summertown is The Farm Community, an ecovillage founded as a hippie commune in the 1970s that today runs a school, midwife training center, and multiple businesses. 

Like other south-central Tennessee counties, Lawrence has a rich history, with exhibits preserving a Trail of Tears route, the Natchez Trace, and the site of Meriwether Lewis’s death.


Elementary Schools: David Crockett Elementary School, Ethridge Elementary School, Ingram Sowell School, Lawrenceburg Public School, Leoma Elementary School (PreK-8), New Prospect School (PreK-8), South Lawrence School (PreK-8), Summertown Elementary (PreK-6)

Middle Schools: E.0. Coffman Middle School

High Schools: Lawrence County High School, Loretto High School, Summertown High School

Private Schools: Sacred Heart Schools, Flatwoods Christian Academy, The Farm School, Bill Egly Seventh-Day Adventist School

Estimated commute times from Lawrenceburg, TN

63 miles from Huntsville, AL

82 miles from Nashville, TN