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Lawrence County, Ohio is rich in culture and history. The historic district of Ironton is home to many interesting buildings, with some dating as far back as the 1850s. One stop on the self-guided Historical Homes Tour through Ironton is the John Campbell house, built in the early 1850s. Campbell was an active abolitionist who harbored slaves by concealing them in his home.
Lawrence County, Ohio is known for its portion of history in the Underground Railroad. The Ohio River in Burlington, also the first county seat, was the route to freedom when a wealthy Virginia plantation owner, James Twyman, freed his 37 slaves in 1849. Today, the Burlington 37 Cemetery serves as a monument in remembrance of the sacrifices made by those brave individuals.
Burlington is located next to the village of South Point. South Point is the southernmost point of the state. Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia can be viewed from a sheltered picnic area on the bank of the Ohio River.
The remarkable Ohio River also serves as a major attraction with the outstanding architectural beauty and modernism of the Proctorville Suspended Bridge. Discover Lawrence County's culture and history depicted by the artwork hand-painted by local artists on the Floodwall Murals on the Second Street Landing in the City of Ironton.