Township of Lawrence

2207 Lawrence Road PO Box 6006 Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-844-7000 fax: 609-895-1668

Lawrence, founded in 1697 by Quakers, Dutch Reformed, Scottish and Irish Presbyterians and French Huguenots, was named in 1816 for naval hero Captain John Lawrence, who spoke the now-famous words, "Don't give up the ship." Lawrence Township is known for its diversity and historic beauty.  The Main Street Historic District, as well as the beautiful architecture and exhibits of the historic houses and churches, will take you back in time. Lawrence is known for the village of Lawrenceville, a national historic landmark, and for the Lawrenceville School, founded in 1810 with a later design by the famous landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. The home to Bristol-Myers Squibb, Educational Testing Service and Rider University, Lawrence is close to major thoroughfares, offering public bus transportation, train and airport service and shopping malls. Its housing is diverse with older single-family homes of appealing Victorian architecture in the village, new developments, apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and senior living. Public recreational facilities and programs for all ages are plentiful. Check out all the main sites in Lawrence by clicking here.


Mayor: Christopher Bobbitt

District: 12th Congressional District, 15th Legislative District

Type of Government: Council-Manager

Population: 32,081

Land Area: 22 square miles

Housing Cost Range: $100,000 to $1,500,000

Property Tax Rate: 4.069

School District: Lawrence Township Board of Education 609-671-5500

Public Schools: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High School

Private Schools: Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High School, University

Public Library: Lawrence Headquarters Branch Mercer County 609-882-9246

Cable: Comcast 609-394-2288 - Verizon 800-837-4966

Gas/Electric: PSE&G 800-436-7734

Refuse Removal: Waste Management 800-633-9096 Lawrence

Township 609-844-7137

Water: NJ American Water Company 800-272-1325 Lawrenceville

Water Company 609-896-0919 - Trenton Water Co. 609-989-3223