Southern Tennessee Regional Health System
Population: 10,864 :: Service Area: 53,493
Welcome to the land of Davy Crockett. Tucked away in the rolling hills of southern Middle Tennessee, just north of the Alabama border, Lawrenceburg is a progressive city with an historic past and a healthy future.
STRHS - Lawrenceburg is a 99-bed acute care facility, fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The hospital has served Lawrence County and the surrounding counties since 1974. STRHS - Lawrenceburg expanded its facility and services in 1991 with the addition of an Outpatient Surgery Unit, a state-of-the-art 24-hour physician-staffed Emergency Department and an Intensive Care Unit. The hospital opened a Physical Rehabilitation Unit in 1997 and a Women’s Health Center in 1999. Diagnostic imaging services include in-house MRI, Nuclear Medicine, 64-slice CT Scanner, Radiography, Digital Mammography and Ultrasound. Additionally, a 10- bed Physical Rehabilitation Unit provides Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. In 2009, a $5.6 million expansion and renovation of the Emergency and Outpatient Departments was completed. This expansion doubled the size of our Emergency Department, separated our Emergency and Outpatient Waiting Areas as well as added two more rooms to our Outpatient Department.
Lawrence County has eight elementary schools, one middle school and three high schools as well as many private education opportunities. Columbia State Community College and the Tennessee Technology Center have facilities in Lawrence County.
Northern Lawrence County is home to a thriving Amish community. Lawrenceburg is also the home of the James D. Vaughan Museum, the father of Southern Gospel Music. Indeed, the United States Congress has recognized Lawrenceburg as the Birthplace of Southern Gospel Music. Festivals and celebrations abound throughout the year and practically every weekend from May to October.
Events include the Summertown Bluegrass Festivals, Loretto’s Oktoberfest, the south’s largest Antique Tractor Show, the Middle Tennessee District Fair, David Crockett Days, the Heritage Festival, the James D. Vaughan Home-coming Singing - the list goes on and on.
Lawrenceburg is located just 80 miles south of Nashville, a city that provides a host of entertainment and cultural activities, including the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, the NHL’s Nashville Predators, the Grand Ole Opry, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and unparalleled shopping and dining.
Named after one of Tennessee’s most famous native sons, David Crockett State Park is located within Lawrenceburg’s city limits. The park’s two campgrounds contain a total of 107 sites, each equipped with a table and grill, plus electrical and water hookups. Also available at the park for rent are seven cabins located near Lindsey Lake. Each 2-bedroom, 2-bath cabin has a full kitchen and covered patio. They are the first Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified vacation homes in the Eastern United States or available at a state park.
The park also features an Olympic-size swimming pool with a modern bathhouse, a wading pool for children and a restaurant that can seat 240. Laurel Hill Lake, located west of town and right off of scenic Natchez Trace Parkway, offers 325 acres of year-round fishing enjoyment, where large stringers of bass are not uncommon. Rowboats and pedal boats are available for rent. Other recreational opportunities found at Crockett State Park include a paved bicycle trail, hiking, tennis, softball and volleyball. Lawrence County has three unique golf courses, and hunters from around the South come here for deer, turkey, dove and other game. The area is well known for its many streams and lakes, with canoe rides on Shoals Creek being one of the most popular activities.