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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Anderson County Courthouse in Lawrenceburg
Anderson County Courthouse in Lawrenceburg
Location of Lawrenceburg in Anderson County, Kentucky.
Location of Lawrenceburg in Anderson County, Kentucky.
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Country United States
State Kentucky
County Anderson
Established 1820
Incorporated 1850
Named for a local landowner
 • Total 6.05 sq mi (15.66 km2)
 • Land 6.02 sq mi (15.60 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
787 ft (240 m)
 • Total 11,728
 • Density 1,947.53/sq mi (751.94/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 502
FIPS code 21-44146
GNIS feature ID 496081
Lovers Leap Vineyard and Winery
Four Roses bourbon distillery

Lawrenceburg is a home rule-class city in Anderson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 10,505 at the 2010 census. It is the seat of its county. Lawrenceburg is part of the Frankfort, Kentucky, micropolitan statistical area.


The site of Lawrenceburg was settled in the early 1780s by a German immigrant named Jacob Kaufman and was first called Kaufman's or Coffman's Station. The post office was established as Lawrenceburgh on January 22, 1817, for William Lawrence, a local tavern owner. The community was incorporated as Lawrence in 1820 by the Court of Franklin County (of which it was then a part) but renamed Lawrenceburg in 1827. James Lawrence, a naval officer, is the namesake.

The city was formally incorporated by the state assembly in 1850.

The Four Roses distillery in Lawrenceburg was founded in 1888 and the physical distillery was built in 1910 in Spanish Mission-style architecture, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Wild Turkey bourbon distillery is also located in Lawrenceburg.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 297
1870 393
1880 638 62.3%
1890 1,382 116.6%
1900 1,253 −9.3%
1910 1,723 37.5%
1920 1,811 5.1%
1930 1,763 −2.7%
1940 2,046 16.1%
1950 2,369 15.8%
1960 2,523 6.5%
1970 3,579 41.9%
1980 5,167 44.4%
1990 5,911 14.4%
2000 9,014 52.5%
2010 10,505 16.5%
2020 11,728 11.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
T.B. Ripy House
The T. B. Ripy House in Lawrenceburg is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,505 people, 4,194 households, and 2,882 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,839.19 per square mile (1,096.22/km2). There were 4,582 housing units at an average density of 1,238.38 per square mile (478.14/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.3% White, 3.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 4,194 households, out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals living alone, and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.96.

The age distribution was 26.7% under 18, 5.7% from 20 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 or older. The median age was 35.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,778, and the median income for a family was $58,582. Males had a median income of $38,040 versus $35,184 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,427. About 9.1% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.


Primary schools

  • Early Childhood Center
  • Emma B. Ward Elementary School
  • Robert B. Turner Elementary School
  • Saffell Street Elementary School
  • Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg (private)
  • Creative Minds Academy (private)

Secondary schools

  • Anderson County Middle School
  • Anderson County High School
  • Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg (private)
  • Harvest Christian School (private)


  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Wild Turkey Bourbon distillery

Public library

Lawrenceburg has a lending library, the Anderson Public Library.

Notable people

Women's History Month on Kiddle
Women Scientists of Antiquity
Mary the Jewess
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