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 and the new Yankee Stadium.
Limestone is found underground in the Stone Belt, a unique area in Lawrence County and nearby Monroe County that is only 35 miles long and 10 miles wide.
Travelers can experience Indiana limestone heritage on the Limestone Trail. The Limestone Trail brochure will help you find large quarries, stone cutting mills, intricate carvings and buildings.
Visit us in June during our annual Limestone Month to celebrate our limestone heritage.
Mitchell Persimmon Festival
is coming Sept 19-26!
The 69th Annual Mitchell Persimmon Festival is a celebration of a little-known fruit that grows in this area of Lawrence County. Highlights of the festival include a persimmon pudding and dessert cook-off, live music, carnival rides, contests, games, food vendors and a parade! Free admission charge.
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Built in 1906 and restored in 2015, the historic Mitchell Opera House welcomes audiences to enjoy live entertainment on its stage once again. Tickets are now on sale for upcoming shows you won't want to miss!
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