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Lawrence, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County McHenry
Township Chemung
Elevation 906 ft (276 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 815 & 779
GNIS feature ID 411867

Lawrence is an unincorporated community in Chemung Township, McHenry County, Illinois, United States. Lawrence is 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Harvard.


A post office called Lawrence was established in 1856, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1903. The community was named for Lawrence Bigsby, the owner of the original town site.

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