Lawrence County

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Roundtable Leaders

Honorable David H. Acker
(724) 656-2158
William Betz, Director
(724) 658-2558

Lawrence County's 378 square miles contain a diverse cultural heritage, including two sects of old-order Amish. The county is home to a wide range of activities, including its own ballet company, community theater, historic museum and art galleries. The county boasts the Scottish Rite Cathedral in the City of New Castle, which is the largest performing arts stage between Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

Lawrence County contains a variety of terrain, from level plains in the northwest to steep, rugged gorges in the southeast. McConnell's Mill State Park, located in the southeast portion of the county, consists of over 2,400 acres and contains the Slippery Rock Creek gorge, one of the most scenic areas in the Commonwealth.

The home of the original Warner Brothers Theater in New Castle is being recreated and will become the centerpiece of a new entertainment complex in the county. The complex will include a theater stage for live performances, interactive shows featuring film, music and robotics, as well as restaurants and retail establishments.

The home of two internationally-known fireworks display companies, Pyrotecnico, Inc. and Zambelli Internationale Fireworks Manufacturing Company, Inc., lend credence to Lawrence County's title as the "Fireworks Capital of America."

Lawrence County

Lawrence County Facts

Population
94,643
Class
5th
Founded
1849
County Seat
Newcastle, PA
Website
www.co.lawrence.pa.us
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