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Lawrence Co. Heritage

Genealogy research has recently become a national phenomenon. It seems everyone is looking for information on their ancestors and traveling great distances to research their family trees. If your ancestors are from Southeastern Illinois here are several places to begin your research. We strongly recommend you call before visiting these facilities for hours of operation and policies regarding research. Good luck!

Genealogy Resources

Historical and Genealogical Library (of Lawrence County)

125 East Olive, Bridgeport


(618) 945-7113

Lawrence County Courthouse & Clerk

1100 State St., Lawrenceville


618/943-2346

Lawrence County Historical Society

P.O. Box 425, Lawrenceville

http://www.rootsweb.com/~illawren/


618/943-2300
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Libraries

Lawrence Public Library

814 12th St., Lawrenceville

Hours: M, W, F 10 am to 5 pm; T, Th 10 am to 6 pm; Sat. 10 am to 3 pm


618/943-3016
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Monuments

Lincoln Heritage Trail State Monument

Illinois Rte. 33 in Westport, Lawrenceville

The Lincoln Heritage Trail begins in the heart of the Wabash Valley in Westport Illinois, just across from Vincennes Indiana, where a monument commemorates the Lincoln family's move from Indiana to Illinois in 1830.


618/943-3516
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Museums

Lawrence County Historical Museum

619 12th Street, Lawrenceville

Hours: Open Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

There are many displays of historical artifacts of Lawrence County, along with models of the oil field industry, which once dominated the area.


618-943-4317
618-943-2300
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