A down-to-earth attitude and strong work ethic are the bedrock of the Limestone Capital of the World. Lawrence County’s rural countryside, stone terrain, and national forests are dotted by small homes and farms and the close-knit communities of Bedford and Mitchell. Many residents work in the advanced manufacturing and defense sectors with major employers like Naval Support Activity Crane, General Motors, Lehigh Cement Company, and Cook Medical nearby. Residents enjoy an abundance of natural features like Bluespring Caverns, Spring Mill State Park, and locally-grown persimmons, harvested each autumn to make Indiana’s famous persimmon pudding.
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