Lawrence County's rich limestone quarrying and carving history began in the early 1800s. Since then, the county has been known as "Limestone Country."
Many of America's famous buildings were built of stone quarried from Limestone Country, including the Empire State Building, Chicago's Tribune Tower, the Pentagon, the Immigration Center on Ellis Island and the new Yankee Stadium.
Limestone is found underground in an area called the stone belt, only 35 miles long and 10 miles wide within Lawrence County and neighboring Monroe County.
Travelers can experience Indiana limestone heritage on the Limestone Trail. The Limestone Trail brochure will help you navigate the sights and venues of the limestone belt of southern Indiana. As you drive about the area you will see large quarries, stone cutting mills, intricate carvings and buildings. Below the surface, glowing water has carved numerous caves and caverns to explore.
Visit us in June during our annual Limestone Month to celebrate our limestone heritage!