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Lawrence County, Pennsylvania

Lawrence County Pennsylvania
US county information
NameLawrence County
SeatNew Castle
Largest cityNew Castle
US Area
Total Area363 sq mi (940.2 km2)
Land Area361 sq mi (935 km2)
Water Area2 sq mi (5.2 km2)
Population91108 (2010)
Density97.4/km2 (252.3/sq mi)
FoundedMarch 20, 1849

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Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. In 2010, its population was 91,108. The county was added to the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area in 2003. The county seat is New Castle .

Lawrence County was created on March 20, 1849, from parts of Beaver and Mercer counties. It was named after the USS Lawrence, Oliver Hazard Perry's original flagship at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

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