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Lawrence County, Ohio

US county information
NameLawrence County
StateOhio
SeatIronton
Largest cityIronton
US Area
Total Area457 sq mi (1183.6 km2)
Land Area455 sq mi (1178.5 km2)
Water Area2 sq mi (5.2 km2)
Population62450|http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/39087.html density_sq_mi=137 (2010)
Density52.9/km2 (137/sq mi)
FoundedDecember 21, 1815
Named forJames Lawrence

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Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of 2010, the population was 62,450. Its county seat is Ironton and is named for James Lawrence, the naval officer famous for the line "do not give up the ship".

Lawrence County is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649.


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