Lawrence County

The low cost of living in Lawrence County, Alabama is one of the many factors that businesses and individuals consider when relocating to the area. Lawrence County offers affordable housing and low property taxes. The low cost of living extends to state and local taxes, prices for groceries and other household items, as well everyday expenses. Residents can enjoy the low cost of living in a rural setting, but still have easy access to great job opportunities, educational opportunities, and recreational activities.

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Bankhead waterfall by Lane Leopard

Bankhead National Forest


Lawrence County is located in northwest Alabama. The Tennessee River’s Wheeler Lake forms the northern border of the county, while Bankhead National Forest occupies the southern fourth of the county. The northern part of the county, along the banks of the Tennessee River, is relatively flat. As you go further south you ascend a plateau across the central part of the county, with the area in the Bankhead National Forest rising again into a mountainous area.

This beautiful county is full of surprising experiences and adventures, packed with rich culture and history, and is full of the most friendly and warm people you'll meet in the South. Lawrence County is the best place in Alabama to visit, live, work and play! 

Deer Run Golf Course

Deer Run Golf Course

H. A. Alexander Recreational Prak

H. A. Alexander Recreational Park

Downtown Moulton

Downtown Moulton

Double Head Resort

Double Head Resort


Volunteering is rewarding. It makes you feel like you are accomplishing something—that you are giving back —that you are helping people. Volunteering also gives you the opportunity to meet people, make new friends, and get out of the house. You can volunteer a day or two a week or in some cases even a few hours a day.  For a complete list of Lawrence County civic organizations click here.

Moulton Lions Club


Lawrence Medical Center

Lawrence Medical Center

NHC Health Center

NHC Health Care

Calmer, gentler way of life.

There comes a time for each of us when we long for a calmer, gentler way of life. The beauty of Bankhead Forest offered us exactly that . . . hiking trails, waterfalls, and summer nights sizzling with lightning bugs. Plus, we truly treasure the precious people and the small-town values that are still appreciated throughout Lawrence County.

-Duane and Alice Evans

Lawrence County Residents of 5 years


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