Lawrenceville, Illinois

City: Lawrenceville

County: Lawrence

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 38.7167, -87.6667

In 1820 the federal government established a post office in Lawrenceville, located on the Embarras River, and in 1821 it became the county seat of Lawrence County. The Illinois General Assembly incorporated the town in 1835 during Abraham Lincoln's first term as a state representative.

James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield, IL: Illinois State Historical Library, 1989), 415; Combined History of Edwards, Lawrence and Wabash Counties, Illinois (Philadelphia: J. L. McDonough, 1883), 47; Illinois: A Descriptive and Historical Guide (Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1939), 614; An Act to Incorporate the Town of Lawrenceville.