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Lanarkshire, Historic County of Scotland

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  • Administrative centre/County Town
  • Lanark (historic)
  • Hamilton (modern)
  • Chapman County Code - LKS
  • Gaelic Name Siorrachd Lannraig
  • Famous for:
  • Landmarks and Places of Interest
  • Area 2,325 Sq. km (898 sq. miles)
  • Population
  • Succeeded by North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire.
  • County Flower -

Lanarkshire or the County of Lanarkis a Lieutenancy area, registration county and former local government county in the central Lowlands of Scotland. It was bounded to the north by Stirlingshire and a detached portion of Dunbartonshire, to the north east by Stirlingshire, West Lothian, to the east by Peeblesshire, to the south east and south by Dumfriesshire, to the south west by Dumfriesshire and Ayrshire and to the west by Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and Dunbartonshire.

In 1975, the county council was abolished and the area absorbed into the larger Strathclyde region, which itself was divided into new Council Areas in 1996. The old area of Lanarkshire is now mainly occupied by the council areas of North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire.

Parishes of Lanarkshire

  • Barony ( Glasgow )
  • Bothwell
  • Blantyre, South Lanarkshire
  • Biggar
  • Cadder
  • Carmunnock
  • Cambusnethan
  • Carluke
  • Carstairs
  • Carnwath
  • Covington
  • Carmichael, South Lanarkshire
  • Crawfordjohn
  • Crawford, South Lanarkshire
  • Coulter, South Lanarkshire
  • Dalziel
  • Dalserf
  • Dunsyre
  • Dolphinton
  • Douglas, South Lanarkshire
  • Govan
  • Gorbals
  • Glasgow
  • Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
  • East Kilbride
  • Lesmahagow
  • Lanark
  • Libberton
  • Lamington
  • New Monkland Airdrie, North Lanarkshire
  • Old Monkland
  • Pettinain
  • Royalty
  • Rutherglen
  • Shotts
  • Strathaven
  • Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire
  • Symington, South Lanarkshire
  • Wilston
  • Wiston, South Lanarkshire and Roberton, Lanarkshire


  • North Medwin River
  • South Medwin River
  • River Clyde
  • River Avon
  • South Calder Water

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For Historical information about Lanarkshire visit Historic Lanarkshire Link to follow - including connections to Historical figures, Gentry and political people connected with Lanarkshire.

For Information about research in the County and Families Researched on Geni (Including Emigrants) go to Lanarkshire - Family Heads

For Famous or Notable People from Lanarkshire visit Lanarkshire - Famous People

For information about cemeteries visit Lanarkshire-Monumental-Inscriptions-Cemeteries-and-Graveyards

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