During the Civil War, the Confederacy constructed Fort Tyler in Chambers County to protect the railroad bridge, wagon bridge, and Confederate supplies in the city of West Point, Georgia, just over the county line. Union forces seized the fort and destroyed the railroad during the Battle of West Point, one of the last battles of the war.
The Conecuh National Forest, established in 1935, covers a large portion of the southwestern corner of the county. The Conecuh River runs through the western area of the county, and its tributary, Patsaliga Creek, runs through the northwestern section.
Every year the town of Opp stages Oppfest, an arts and antiques festival held during the last weekend of October.
Your Not-So-Ordinary Guide to Lawrence County Alabama. Lawrence County Alabama is home to large prehistoric earthen mounds constructed by Native Americans of the Mississippian tradition.