Historic Lawrence Township renowned for its diversity and natural beauty. Lawrence's commitment to conservation, cultural diversity and historic preservation are its cornerstones. From beautiful Revolutionary War-era homes to modern senior housing Lawrence is a place of distinction.
We offer a unique blend of corporate, commercial, educational and residential communities. Successfully combining natural beauty, historic architecture and a small town feeling with big city opportunities. It's easy to see why Lawrence is on of the region's premier communities.
For more than three centuries the residents of Lawrence Township have worked hard to build a community that is affordable, safe, clean and beautiful. Once you explore the quality of life and benefits of our town, we're sure you'll agree that " Lawrence is a great place to Live, Work, and Play.
Lawrence Township was founded in 1697 and was known as Maidenhead, named by the early Quaker settlers after a Thames River village later incorporated into the City of London. Originally Maidenhead was part of Burlington County and the state of West Jersey. In 1714, the Township became part of the newly-constituted Hunterdon County.
The Township was legally incorporated through an act of the State legislature in 1798. In 1816, the municipality was renamed Lawrence, after Captain James Lawrence, commander of the frigate Chesapeake and one of the naval heroes of the War of 1812. In 1838, Mercer County was formed from parts of Hunterdon, Middlesex, and Burlington Counties. The Township's boundaries and geographic relationships have remained the same since that time.