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Welcome to Lawrence ...

Lawrence is located in Newton County<1>.

The location of Lawrence has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Lawrence is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lawrence lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Lawrence: (601) & (769)<4>

Adding Lawrence to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Lawrence in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Lawrence elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lawrence on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Lawrence ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Lawrence: This one is located in Newton County and the other is located in Monroe County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 35 communities that are also named Lawrence - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (4), North Carolina, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lawrence.

Communities near Lawrence ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lawrence.

  • Forest [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
    • Forest [Scott County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Lawrence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,536 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<6>
  • Newton [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
    • Newton [Newton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Lawrence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,155 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<6>
  • Union [Neshoba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
    • Union [Neshoba County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Lawrence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,897 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<6>
  • Decatur [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
    • Decatur [Newton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Lawrence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,705 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decatur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hickory [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Newton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Lawrence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Lake [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Newton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Lawrence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<6>
    • Chunky [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chunky
      • Chunky [Newton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Lawrence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chunky
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chunky<6>
    • Sebastopol [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
      • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Lawrence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<6>
    • Louin [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louin
      • Louin [Jasper County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Lawrence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louin
    • Montrose [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Jasper County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Lawrence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lawrence. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lawrence.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lawrence. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lawrence.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lawrence. See our Newspapers Page for Lawrence.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lawrence ...

Looking for more information about Lawrence? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lawrence, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lawrence.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Newton County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Newton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lawrence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>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- Lawrence) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lawrence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3251, Longitude: -89.2328       In this case, the coordinates for Lawrence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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