Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 185.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, situated on the southerly boundary of Ohio, with Ohio river on the south. Area, 430 square miles. Face of the country hilly; soil generally unproductive. Seat of justice, Burlington. Pop in 1820, 3,499; in 1830, 5,367; in 1840, 9,738; in 1850, 15,726.