The Lawrenceville Area
Lawrenceville is a historic location dating back to Colonial days, traversed during the Revolution's battles of Trenton and Princeton. Its Main Street (actually US Route 206, sometimes called Lawrence Road) is a rejuvenated community of historic homes and convenient small shops and services.
Aside from these shops, which are an easy walk down the hill, first-class shopping malls are within a five mile drive.
Lawrenceville School, one of the oldest prep schools in the United States is a major feature of the downtown area. Noteworthy institutions of higher education within a few miles of Society Hill include Princeton University and Rider University. Other major employers include Educational Testing Service and Bristol-Meyers. Lawrence is also within about 8 miles of the State Capitol.
See more pictures of downtown Lawrenceville here.
|Main St. is part of the King's Highway Historic District.The first Colonial road in New Jersey, the King's Highway/Route 206 was an important stagecoach route through the state, and it was the first postal route across the state. It became part of the Lincoln Highway, which was the first transcontinental road in the United States.
Parks and Open Spaces
Over 25% of Lawrence Township is open land, preserved as parks and by other open space preservation. Weeden Park is located downtown, a site of community concerts. Immediately adjacent to Society Hill is Village Park, with wonderful walking pathways, tennis, basketball and playing fields, plus beautiful wooded areas.
The Lawrenceville-Hopewell Trail passes through both the village and the park, connecting in turn with Mercer County Park Northwest. This 1600 acre area includes fields, lakes, early succession forest, wetlands, picnic and recreational facilities in varying degrees of sensitive enhancement.
Other nearby areas include farms and orchards, providing an overall sense of country, coupled with the conveniences of nearby shopping and other facilities.
For an overview of Lawrenceville, see this Wikipedia description.
For the local government, see their site.
Also consult our Directions, Maps page.