Lawrence County, Missouri

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Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 35,204. Its county seat is Mount Vernon.[1] The county was organized in 1843 and named for James Lawrence, a naval officer from the War of 1812 known for his statement, "Don't give up the ship." Note that there was a previous Lawrence County, established in 1815 and dissolved in 1818, being divided into Wayne County, Madison County, and later into others, including this one.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 613 square miles (1,589 km²), of which, 613 square miles (1,588 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.05%) is water.

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