Welcome to Lawrenceburg Tennessee

Birthplace of Southern Gospel Music

Birthplace of Southern Gospel Music

Lawrenceburg is a small town just about 85 miles south, south west of Nashville Tennessee. We are a great community made up of many different backgrounds. We have great pride in being from our great town. Lawrenceburg is rich in history. Our people is what makes us great. We are home to some great names such as James D. Vaughan, the father of Southern Gospel Music. Michael Jeter, famed actor in great movies such as Jurassic Park III and the Green Mile. Fred Thompson, actor on Law & Order and presidential candidate in 2008. We could drop some more names but that would get boring.

On October 21, 1817, the Tennessee General Assembly created Lawrence County from territory acquired by treaty with the Chickasaw Indians. A section of Hickman County and a small portion of Giles County were included in its boundaries. Local government was established in 1818.

Davy Crockett served as one of the first commissioners and justices of the peace in Lawrence County. In the four or five years he lived in the area, he operated a water-powered gristmill, a powder mill, and a distillery. Today David Crockett State Park is situated on the site of the frontiersman's land. The park attracts tourists from across the United States, especially during the annual David Crockett Days.

In the early 1870s a large number of German Catholics arrived in Lawrence County in search of better land. They included many skilled tradesmen and settled in such communities as Loretto and St. Joseph. A third migration between 1908 and 1915 brought families from Cullman, Winston, and Morgan Counties in Alabama to southern Middle Tennessee. Most of these twentieth century settlers were cotton growers or timbermen. Cotton continued to play a major economic role in Lawrence County until the late 1960s.

Middle Tennessee District Fair

September 28th - October 4th 2015

Middle Tennessee District Fair

Every year, once a year, for one week, Lawrenceburg comes alive with music, carnival rides, fair foods, demolition derbys and more. The people that visit, are from all over the world. What are they here for? The Middle Tennessee District Fair. Lawrenceburg had it's first fair in 1911 with just a couple hundred people. Today, it has grown to one of the largest in the south. This year is no different! We are proud to announce GLORIANA will be performing at this years fair.

Learn More: Middle Tennessee District Fair Website

Crossroads of Dixie

Antique Tractor & Engine Show August 21st & 22nd, 2015

Crossroads of Dixie Antique Tractor & Engine Club Show

Supporting antique tractor and engine owners, restorers, collectors and enthusiasts in the greater Tennessee area. The club hosts it's annual show each year in August.

Crossroads of Dixie Website