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Our Genealogy Helper for Lawson ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Lawson (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Lawson. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Lawson is primarily located in Ray County. A portion of Lawson extends into Clay County.

To see how the shape of Missouri's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ray County: Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, Clinton, Jackson & Lafayette.

Below are the counties that are near Lawson. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Lawson:

  • Ray County     (The home county of Lawson)
    • Excelsior Estates [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior Estates
      • Excelsior Estates [Ray County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excelsior Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior Estates
    • Elmira [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmira
      • Elmira [Ray County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmira have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmira
    • Crystal Lakes [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Lakes
      • Crystal Lakes [Ray County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 355 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Lakes
    • Homestead [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homestead
      • Homestead [Ray County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 185 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homestead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homestead
    • Wood Heights [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Heights
      • Wood Heights [Ray County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 698 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Heights
    • Woods Heights [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Heights
      • Woods Heights [Ray County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Heights
    • Knoxville [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knoxville
      • Knoxville [Ray County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Lawson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knoxville
    • Rayville [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rayville
      • Rayville [Ray County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2012: 219 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rayville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rayville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rayville<3>
    • Albany [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
      • Albany [Ray County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
    • Orrick [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrick
      • Orrick [Ray County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 804 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrick<3>
    • Richmond [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Ray County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,653 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<3>
    • Fleming [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleming
      • Fleming [Ray County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleming have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleming
    • Camden [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Ray County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 188 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<3>
  • Andrew County
    • Cosby [Andrew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cosby
      • Cosby [Andrew County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cosby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cosby
  • Buchanan County
    • Easton [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
      • Easton [Buchanan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easton
    • Agency [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agency
      • Agency [Buchanan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 660 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agency
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Agency<3>
    • Faucett [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faucett
      • Faucett [Buchanan County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Lawson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faucett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faucett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faucett<3>
    • De Kalb [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Kalb
      • De Kalb [Buchanan County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 222 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Kalb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Kalb
    • Saint Joseph [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
      • Saint Joseph [Buchanan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 74,875 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<3>
  • Caldwell County
    • Polo [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polo
      • Polo [Caldwell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 528 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Polo<3>
    • Cowgill [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowgill
      • Cowgill [Caldwell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowgill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowgill
    • Kingston [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingston
      • Kingston [Caldwell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 332 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
    • Gould Farm [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gould Farm
      • Gould Farm [Caldwell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lawson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gould Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould Farm
    • Hamilton [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Caldwell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,684 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<3>
    • Kidder [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kidder
      • Kidder [Caldwell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 317 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kidder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kidder<3>
    • Braymer [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braymer
      • Braymer [Caldwell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braymer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braymer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Braymer<3>
    • Nettleton [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleton
      • Nettleton [Caldwell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lawson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleton
    • Breckenridge [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breckenridge
      • Breckenridge [Caldwell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breckenridge
  • Carroll County
    • Stet [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stet
      • Stet [Carroll County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Lawson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stet
    • Norborne [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norborne
      • Norborne [Carroll County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norborne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norborne
    • Bogard [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogard
      • Bogard [Carroll County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bogard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bogard<3>
    • Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,476 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<3>
  • Clay County
    • Excelsior Springs [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior Springs
      • Excelsior Springs [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excelsior Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Excelsior Springs<3>
    • Holt [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holt
      • Holt [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 502 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holt<3>
    • Mosby [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mosby
      • Mosby [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosby
    • Prathersville [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prathersville
      • Prathersville [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 134 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prathersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prathersville
    • Kearney [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney
      • Kearney [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kearney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kearney<3>
    • Stockdale [Clay County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockdale
      • Stockdale [Clay County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chandler [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chandler
      • Chandler [Clay County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chandler
    • Missouri City [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Missouri City
      • Missouri City [Clay County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 296 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Missouri City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Missouri City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Missouri City<3>
    • Roosterville [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roosterville
      • Roosterville [Clay County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roosterville
    • Liberty [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Clay County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 32,100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<3>
    • Glenaire [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenaire
      • Glenaire [Clay County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 577 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenaire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenaire
    • Smithville [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
      • Smithville [Clay County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,795 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<3>
    • Pleasant Valley [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Clay County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
  • Clinton County
    • Lathrop [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lathrop
      • Lathrop [Clinton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,010 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lathrop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lathrop
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lathrop<3>
    • Turney [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turney
      • Turney [Clinton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turney<3>
    • Plattsburg [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plattsburg
      • Plattsburg [Clinton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plattsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plattsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plattsburg<3>
    • Trimble [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trimble
      • Trimble [Clinton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 613 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trimble have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trimble
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trimble<3>
    • Cameron [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Clinton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,649 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cameron<3>
    • Gower [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gower
      • Gower [Clinton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,454 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gower
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gower<3>
  • Daviess County
    • Winston [Daviess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winston
      • Winston [Daviess County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 253 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winston
    • Altamont [Daviess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altamont
      • Altamont [Daviess County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 201 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altamont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamont
    • Gallatin [Daviess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallatin
      • Gallatin [Daviess County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,749 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallatin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallatin<3>
    • Lock Springs [Daviess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lock Springs
      • Lock Springs [Daviess County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 56 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lock Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lock Springs
    • Jameson [Daviess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jameson
      • Jameson [Daviess County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jameson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jameson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jameson<3>
  • DeKalb County
    • Osborn [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osborn
      • Osborn [DeKalb County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osborn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osborn<3>
    • Stewartsville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewartsville
      • Stewartsville [DeKalb County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 733 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stewartsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewartsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stewartsville<3>
    • Maysville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
      • Maysville [DeKalb County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,081 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maysville<3>
    • Clarksdale [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksdale
      • Clarksdale [DeKalb County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksdale
    • Weatherby [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weatherby
      • Weatherby [DeKalb County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weatherby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weatherby
    • Amity [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amity
      • Amity [DeKalb County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amity
  • Jackson County
    • Atherton [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atherton
      • Atherton [Jackson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atherton
    • Sibley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sibley
      • Sibley [Jackson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sibley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Buckner [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckner
      • Buckner [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,022 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • River Bend [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Bend
      • River Bend [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Levasy [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Levasy
      • Levasy [Jackson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 82 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Levasy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lake City [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Jackson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cement City [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cement City
      • Cement City [Jackson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cement City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Independence [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Jackson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116,672 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<3>
    • Sugar Creek [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Creek
      • Sugar Creek [Jackson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sugar Creek<3>
    • Maywood [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maywood
      • Maywood [Jackson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
    • Blue Springs [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
      • Blue Springs [Jackson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 55,829 people
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    • Grain Valley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grain Valley
      • Grain Valley [Jackson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,526 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grain Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lake Tapawingo [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Tapawingo
      • Lake Tapawingo [Jackson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 719 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Tapawingo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lafayette County
    • Napoleon [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
      • Napoleon [Lafayette County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 213 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
    • Wellington [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellington
      • Wellington [Lafayette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lexington [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Lafayette County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,534 people
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    • Bates City [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bates City
      • Bates City [Lafayette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 218 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bates City<3>
    • Dover [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Lafayette County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 102 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mayview [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayview
      • Mayview [Lafayette County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Odessa [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odessa
      • Odessa [Lafayette County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,246 people
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    • Lake Lafayette [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Lafayette
      • Lake Lafayette [Lafayette County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lafayette
    • Higginsville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Higginsville
      • Higginsville [Lafayette County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,609 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Higginsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Corder [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corder
      • Corder [Lafayette County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 401 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Waverly [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Lafayette County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 838 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Aullville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aullville
      • Aullville [Lafayette County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 101 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aullville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Livingston County
    • Ludlow [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ludlow
      • Ludlow [Livingston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
    • Mooresville [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooresville
      • Mooresville [Livingston County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 90 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooresville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooresville
    • Dawn [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dawn
      • Dawn [Livingston County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lawson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dawn<3>
    • Utica [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utica
      • Utica [Livingston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
  • Platte County
    • Edgerton [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgerton
      • Edgerton [Platte County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 616 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgerton<3>
    • Ridgely [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgely
      • Ridgely [Platte County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgely
    • Linkville [Platte County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linkville
      • Linkville [Platte County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Lawson
    • Ferrelview [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferrelview
      • Ferrelview [Platte County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 798 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferrelview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferrelview
    • Lake Waukomis [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Waukomis
      • Lake Waukomis [Platte County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Waukomis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Waukomis
    • Northmoor [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northmoor
      • Northmoor [Platte County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 365 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northmoor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northmoor
    • Houston Lake [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston Lake
      • Houston Lake [Platte County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 247 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston Lake
    • Platte Woods [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platte Woods
      • Platte Woods [Platte County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 405 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platte Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platte Woods
    • Riverside [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Platte County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,505 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<3>
    • Weatherby Lake [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weatherby Lake
      • Weatherby Lake [Platte County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,073 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weatherby Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weatherby Lake
    • Camden Point [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden Point
      • Camden Point [Platte County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 548 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden Point<3>
    • Dearborn [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dearborn
      • Dearborn [Platte County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 523 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearborn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dearborn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dearborn<3>
    • Platte City [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platte City
      • Platte City [Platte County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,955 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platte City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platte City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Platte City<3>
  • Johnson County (KS)
    • Mission Woods [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Woods
      • Mission Woods [Johnson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 193 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Woods
    • Westwood Hills [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwood Hills
      • Westwood Hills [Johnson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 391 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwood Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westwood Hills
    • Westwood [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwood
      • Westwood [Johnson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,641 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westwood
    • Fairway [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairway
      • Fairway [Johnson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,960 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairway<3>
    • Mission Hills [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Hills
      • Mission Hills [Johnson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,547 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Hills
    • Roeland Park [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roeland Park
      • Roeland Park [Johnson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,688 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roeland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roeland Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roeland Park<3>
    • Countryside [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Countryside
      • Countryside [Johnson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Countryside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Countryside
    • Mission [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission
      • Mission [Johnson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,911 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Mission:
      • Mission Hill Acres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mission<3>
    • Prairie Village [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Village
      • Prairie Village [Johnson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,295 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prairie Village<3>
    • Leawood [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leawood
      • Leawood [Johnson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,727 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leawood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leawood<3>
    • Merriam [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merriam
      • Merriam [Johnson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,081 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merriam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Merriam:
      • Glenwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merriam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merriam<3>
  • Leavenworth County (KS)
    • Lansing [Leavenworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
      • Lansing [Leavenworth County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<3>
    • Leavenworth [Leavenworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leavenworth
      • Leavenworth [Leavenworth County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,957 people
      • Former name for Leavenworth:
      • Leavenworth City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leavenworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leavenworth<3>
  • Wyandotte County (KS)
    • Kansas City [Wyandotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas City
      • Kansas City [Wyandotte County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 152,960 people
      • Former name for Kansas City:
      • Wyandotte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kansas City<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Lawson, see our County-by-County Page for Lawson.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Lawson ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lawson.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Lawson. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Lawson and those printed in the larger area surrounding Lawson.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km] of Lawson.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Lawson:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Kansas
    • Stories from Missouri

Cemeteries Near Lawson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lawson.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Lawson covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Watkins Cemetery
  • Wilson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Cemetery
  • Allen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Allen Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Allen Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Allen Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Pollard Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #27295<5>
  • Converse Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Converse Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Converse Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Converse Cemetery
  • Oakland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland Cemetery
  • Bethel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bethel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Crown Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crown Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crown Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Crown Hill Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Lawson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown Hill Cemetery
    • Clevenger Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clevenger Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clevenger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Clevenger Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lawson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clevenger Cemetery
    • Sandals Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sandals Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sandals Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sandals Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Lawson.
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    • Antioch Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Antioch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Antioch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Antioch Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Lawson.
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    • Crowley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crowley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crowley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Crowley Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson.
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    • Shady Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shady Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shady Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Shady Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson.
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    • Crooked River Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crooked River Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crooked River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Crooked River Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Lawson.
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    • Hillcrest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillcrest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillcrest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hillcrest Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson.
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    • Elmwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elmwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elmwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Elmwood Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Lawson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmwood Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Lawson had a population of 520 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Lawson had a population of 2,414 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Lawson, with the one closest to Lawson listed first.

  • Lawson [Ray County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawson
    • Lawson [Ray County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Lawson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 520 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,414 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lawson had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawson<3>
  • Vibbard [Ray County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vibbard
    • Vibbard [Ray County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Lawson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vibbard had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vibbard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vibbard
  • Elmira [Ray County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmira
    • Elmira [Ray County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Lawson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elmira had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmira have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmira
  • Converse [Clinton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Converse
    • Converse [Clinton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Lawson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Converse had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Converse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Converse
  • Sandals [Ray County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandals
    • Sandals [Ray County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Lawson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sandals had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandals have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandals
  • Excelsior Springs [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior Springs
    • Excelsior Springs [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Lawson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,034 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,731 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Excelsior Springs had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excelsior Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Excelsior Springs<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Holt [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holt
      • Holt [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Lawson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 259 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 502 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Holt had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holt<3>
    • Prathersville [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prathersville
      • Prathersville [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 130 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 134 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Prathersville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prathersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prathersville
    • Rayville [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rayville
      • Rayville [Ray County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Lawson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 91 people
      • Estimated population in 2012: 219 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rayville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rayville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rayville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rayville<3>
    • Knoxville [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knoxville
      • Knoxville [Ray County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Lawson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 81 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Knoxville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knoxville
    • Kearney [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney
      • Kearney [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Lawson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 588 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,858 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kearney had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kearney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kearney<3>
    • Lathrop [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lathrop
      • Lathrop [Clinton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lawson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,082 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,010 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lathrop had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lathrop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lathrop
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lathrop<3>
    • Polo [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polo
      • Polo [Caldwell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Lawson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 415 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 528 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Polo had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Polo<3>
    • Dockery [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dockery
      • Dockery [Ray County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Lawson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dockery had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dockery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dockery
    • Mirabile [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mirabile
      • Mirabile [Caldwell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Lawson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 137 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mirabile had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mirabile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mirabile

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Lawson. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lawson.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lawson ...

While our initial data about Lawson came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Lawson in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Lawson.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Lawson:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Map from 1904, unknown title/publisher

We have found Lawson in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Lawson for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Lawson. See our Misc Page for Lawson for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Missouri

About Ray County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lawson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lawson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lawson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LawsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lawson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4402, Longitude: -94.2042    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Lawson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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