The Lawrence County Seal is featured on the county flag. The seal was designed by the Lawrence County Genealogical Society, and the symbols were drawn by local artist Lee F. (Danny) Daniel, Jr. The seal was adopted by the County Commissioners on November 6, 1985. Three symbols appear on the white flag. The Charcoal Iron Furnace reminds us of the rich mineral deposits in the area and of the historical production of high quality iron. The Rome Beauty Apples represent the ideal growing conditions for fruit trees and also the famous breed of apple that was developed locally by the Gillette family in 1816. The River Boat symbolizes transportation and the large number of Lawrence County men who worked on the Ohio River in the 1800's. Lawrence County was established in 1815, organized in 1817, and named after Captain James Lawrence in the War of 1812.