Cultural activities as well as a full calendar of community events, stimulate the area with diversity. The public schools enjoy a reputation for excellence in both academic and extra-curricular pursuits.
The townships of Washington, Decatur, Symmes, Elizabeth, Aid, Mason, Hamilton, Upper, Lawrence, Windsor, Perry, Fayette, Union and Rome; the villages of Hanging Rock, Coal Grove, South Point, Burlington, Chesapeake, Proctorville and Athalia; and the city of Ironton make up the 455.4 square miles of Lawrence County, Ohio. Ironton serves as the county seat. The total population for the county is 62,900.