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Frequently Asked Questions

Lawrence County School System (LCSS)

LCSS has reigned as the top academic achieving systems in Tennessee for the last three years, proven by these achievements:
  • One of the leading graduation rates in the state
  • 2008 Blue Ribbon School by the U. S. Department of Education
  • David Crockett Elementary named a 2011 Title I Distinguished School
  • Two of three area high schools, Summertown High School and Lawrence County High School listed on Best High School’s by U.S. News and World Report
  • For two consecutive years Lawrence County Schools had a school named as a Tennessee Reward School
The public school system has approximately 7,000 students in twelve schools that include eight primary schools, one middle school and three high schools. The system provides an adult high school program offering a non-traditional classroom setting leading to a high school diploma. To learn more, visit www.lcss.us

Columbia State Community College (CSCC)

CSCC, founded in 1966, was Tennessee’s first two-year college. The school has five campuses and 50+ programs of study. The Lawrence County Campus offers online and in-class courses in credit and non-credit formats. There is a Criminal Justice Language Academy serving emergency officials across Tennessee and a Center for Economic and Community Development. Approximately half of Columbia State’s students transfer to four-year institutions. To learn more, visit www.columbiastate.edu.

Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT)

TCAT offers competency-based occupational training that qualifies graduates for employment and job advancement. Training is held on- and off-campus. The school is a member of SkillsUSA to promote skill competition and professionalism on a state, regional and national level.  It’s also an accredited member of the Council on Occupational Education. To learn more, visit www.tcathohenwald.edu. Course programs include:
  • Residential Wiring/Plumbing
  • Welding Technology
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
  • Computer Operations Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Other Area Colleges and Universities

  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Lipscomb University
  • Belmont University
  • Martin Methodist College
  • University of North Alabama
  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Private and Parochial Schools

  • The Farm School
  • Sacred Heart Catholic School
  • Sacred Heart Loretto
  • Bill Egly SDA School
  • Freedom Hill Christian Day School
  • Covenant Academy
  • Christ Life Academy)

Lawrenceburg offers a well-equipped regional airport with easy access to domestic and international service at multiple airports.

Lawrenceburg–Lawrence County Airport

Lawrenceburg-Lawrence County Airport serves general aviation and commercial customers. The airport accommodates corporate jets with courtesy vehicles to help travelers complete their journey on the ground. The airport has T-Hangars, a community hangar and tie-downs for rent. Flight instruction is offered from single-instrument to commercial. Fuel service is available daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The airport runway is 5,003 ft. long.

Nashville International Airport (BNA)

Nashville International Airport is 90 miles from Lawrenceburg. BNA is a major domestic air center with international connections to London, England. It is served by sixteen airlines including American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest and United. BNA can accommodate all aircraft in service, including air cargo, charters and air express at the airport’s all-cargo complex. BNA’s website is at www.flynashville.com.

Huntsville International Airport (HSV)

Huntsville International Airport is 70 miles from Lawrenceburg. The Alabama airport is served by five airlines: American, Delta, Frontier, Silver and United. HSV has two runways, the longest is 12,600 feet. The airport can accommodate single-engine, multi-engine and jet aircraft. HSV’s website is at www.flyhuntsville.com.

Northwest Alabama Regional Airport

Northwest Alabama Regional Airport is 50 miles from Lawrenceburg. It’s served by general aviation companies. There are two runways, the longest is 6,694 feet. The airport welcomes single-engine, multi-engine, jet aircraft and helicopters. Visit www.flytheshoals.com.

There’s always something happening in Lawrence County. From monster truck rallies and authentic rodeos to great music and food festivals to Oktoberfest and Christmas celebrations, it’s easy to find good, clean fun for your family and friends.

View our monthly calendar of events here.

For our big annual events and celebrations, click here..   

Many Lawrence County residents are Amish in spirit, because we share their love of religion, family, community and land. There are around 100 Amish families in the area with an average of six members per household. That’s the largest settlement of Old Order Amish in the South. Old Order is the most conservative branch of the Amish sect. That means no electricity, running water or gas engines, and no photos of the Amish if you visit, please. The community is a blessing for Lawrence County, providing handmade, artisan-quality products and homegrown produce for sale throughout the year. If you’d like to plan a visit to Amish Country, visit our tourism site.

Lawrence County has all the accommodations for a great night’s sleep. You’ll find hotels, tent camps, RV sites, even holistic chalets and studios in the woods.

If you prefer hotels, head for the Redwood Inn, Richland Inn or Best Western for free breakfast, indoor heated pool, 24-hour fitness center and 50-inch HDTVs. Love the great outdoors? David Crockett State Park offers everything from tent camping to RV sites to upscale cabins. Mama J’s offers 30 RV sites and 10 cabins in the middle of Amish country.

To find your home away from home, use our searchable lodging directory.

First-rate healthcare is always nearby in Lawrence County. We’re home to a fully accredited, acute care hospital with a 24-hour, physician-staffed emergency room. For less urgent needs, there is a choice of excellent urgent care centers throughout the community.

STRHS-Lawrenceburg

Formerly Crockett Hospital, STRHS-Lawrenceburg is a 99-bed, acute care facility that’s part of the Southern Tennessee Regional Health System. The hospital has served the region since 1974 with care that spans emergency medicine, intensive care, rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging, outpatient services and a women’s center. To learn more, visit the hospital website at

www.southerntnlawrenceburg.com

First Choice Health (FCH) Urgent and Primary Care

First Choice Health offers a lot under one roof. Each location is an urgent care clinic, primary care doctor, family health care clinic, occupational medicine program, laboratory and x-ray unit. FCH is part of the Southern Tennessee Medical Group. To learn more, visit www.southerntennesseemedicalgroup.com.

Fast Pace Urgent Care Centers

Fast Pace urgent care clinics offer fast, compassionate, cost-effective care for everyday illnesses and injuries. Services include onsite x-ray, prevention and wellness, lab services, group physicals and behavioral health services. The Lawrenceburg urgent clinic offers primary and tele-health care. It’s open every day with no appointment necessary. Visit www.fastpacehealth.com.  

ExpressMed

ExpressMed specializes in group services for schools, businesses and organizations (and individuals). The roster of care includes school physicals, DOT physicals, occupational health services, vaccinations and much more. Visit www.expressmedonline.com.