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About Lawrence, IN

Lawrence, Indiana is located about 12 miles northeast of downtown Indianapolis. The City of Lawrence offers award-winning schools, affordable housing, beautiful Fort Harrison State Park, and a friendly atmosphere. It's a great place to live, work, play and raise a family.

 

The Lawrence Township school district is the ninth largest and one of the fastest growing districts in the state. It operates four Early Learning Centers, eleven elementary magnet schools (grades 1-6), two middle schools (grades 7-8), two high schools, a center for innovation and technology, and an alternative setting high school.

 

Lawrence is a great community with easy access to Indianapolis, Fishers and Noblesville.

 

The History of Lawrence, IN

Since it served as a wilderness stop along a Native American trail in 1823, Lawrence, Ind., has played many roles and has evolved into an important destination community in northeast Marion County.

The municipality was platted in 1849 as a triangular tract bounded by 42nd Street, Franklin Road and Pendleton Pike. It was then called Lanesville. Other names subsequently were tried, including Jamestown after the founder James White. In 1866, the Marion County Commissioners approved the name Lawrence – also the name of the surrounding township – after the naval hero of the War of 1812, Capt. James Lawrence, who is remembered for the command, “Don’t give up the ship!”

In March 1901, Lt. Col. Russell B. Harrison came to Indianapolis to bury his father, President Benjamin Harrison. Here, the younger man learned about the War Department’s decision to close the Indianapolis Arsenal, which had supplied munitions to Union troops during the Civil War.  (During the Civil War, the arsenal was located near the Statehouse; it later was moved to Woodruff Place, on the near east side of Indianapolis.)

The president’s son persuaded the War Department that Indianapolis deserved a military presence to commemorate the arsenal’s role in fighting slavery and maintaining the Union. In 1904, the War Department purchased land on the northeast side, nine miles from downtown. In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt dedicated Fort Benjamin Harrison, which would serve as a troop reception center, classroom and soldier support facility during all major military conflicts from World War I to Desert Storm.

In 1929, the residents of Lawrence — then about 600 — voted to make their village a town.

 

Things To Do

Fort Harrison State Park – Full of amenities, including shelter houses, walking trails, fishing hot spots, historical museums and monuments, the Saddle Barn for horse lovers, and a sledding hill, a visit to Fort Harrison State Park one of the coolest things to do in Lawrence for any nature lover.

Fort Golf Course –  This historic 18-hole golf course is nestled among all the natural greenery in Lawrence’s renowned Fort Harrison Park. Aside from a beautiful golf course, this Lawrence attraction also offers the Fort Golf Course Resort, where you can stay overnight in a colonial suite, and The Garrison Restaurant with its Blue Heron Ballroom.

Post Road Recreation Center – This big, fast facility has tons of activities for Lawrence kids of all ages, including two go-kart tracks, two miniature golf courses and an arcade.

Lawrence Parks: A Green Space for Everybody - One of the crowning jewels of Lawrence, Indiana, a suburb of Indiana state capital Indianapolis, is its massive parks system. Run by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, Lawrence parks are well kept, beautiful Lawrence attractions that showcase the beauty and majesty of the Central Indiana countryside. 

Incrediplex - A HUGE sports and entertainment facility in Lawrence off of Pendleton. It’s not just for kids — it’s for the whole family! Anytime you want to play indoors, this massive indoor play place is an arena of fun and entertainment.

Why Work With Porter Realty Group?

Because we offer unparalleled, local experience. With helping hundreds of families buy and sell their homes, our team offers the resources to help you sell your Lawrence, IN house fast.  We know the area and the local market better than anyone else.

If you are ready to buy, we will bring you the best deals as soon as they become available. We can also help find properties that are off-market and unadvertised. If you are looking for Lawrence, IN homes for sale, we will help you find the best properties available.

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