Lawrenceburg has earned distinctions such as the “Crossroads of Dixie” and “birthplace of Southern Gospel Music.” The seat of Lawrence County is also the largest city on the southern border of Tennessee and is situated on a plateau of the Appalachian Mountains. Thriving business includes Corner Stone Rack & Cooling, Pro Rac Company, Inc., M3 Fire Apparatus LLC and Charlie Brewer’s Slider Co. Lawrence County Schools, Columbia State Community College and Southern Tennessee Higher Education Center are educational institutions serving the region.
David Crockett State Park features over 100 campsites, trails, boat docks and a full range of recreational facilities. Lindsey Lake offers 40 acres of year-round enjoyment at the park. James D. Vaughn Gospel Music Museum tells the story of Lawrenceburg’s Gospel music heritage. The city also hosts an annual festival celebrating the musical contributions of James D. Vaughn. Downtown Lawrenceburg features historic sites, variety of shops and unique venues such as Crockett Theater & Creative Arts Center. Rotary Park is the site of yearly events like Crossroads of Dixie Antique Tractor Show, Middle Tennessee District Fair and Christmas in the Country.
The weather is mild to warm depending on the season in the Lawrenceburg, TN area. The topography varies with elevations ranging from 810 feet to more than 1,100 feet. Sunshine is ample on more than 200 days out of the year, while rainfall totals 59 inches annually on average.
In the early 1800s, David Crockett established a powder mill on Shoal Creek in an area that is now part of David Crockett State Park. The Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company relocated to Lawrenceburg, TN after World War II and grew into one of the company’s largest factories in the country.