Information about Lawson, MO and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

A little slower and a lot better

"A little slower and a lot better"

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A little about Lawson

Lawson is located 40 minutes north of downtown Kansas City. This community of 2,300 offers the perfect small town environment with the amenities you need to enjoy living or visiting here. We are also home to Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site along with some of the best fishing in the state.

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The history of Lawson

Lawson was founded in 1870 and was named for New York businessman L. M. Lawson. Lawson is home to Ray County's oldest bank, Lawson Bank, founded in 1883. The bank recovered from a devastating fire in 1914 and still stands at 4th & Penn today. Other interesting sites in Lawson include the historic Watkins Mill (now a Missouri state park and National Historic Landmark) and Ray County's longest continuously in-print newspaper, The Lawson Review. KC-10L, a Nike missile base, is located a mile east of Lawson (Nov 1959 - Feb 1964).

Contact Information

103 S Pennsylvania Ave
Lawson, Missouri

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Businesses in Lawson, Missouri

Here is a collection of local Lawson, Missouri businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

Athletic Financial / Insurance Food/Grocery Haircare / Spas Lodging Media Medical / Pharmacy Restaurants Services Shopping


Hidden Valley Golf Course


18-hole par 72 golf course


Goppert Financial Bank

Financial / Insurance

Providing full service banking since 1879




Taste what we make or create your own


A Cut Above

Haircare / Spas

Full Service Salon


The Roney House Inn and Venue


When you need a place for quaint and special


Lawson Review


Lawson's Hometown News Source


Kanning Dental

Medical / Pharmacy

We are a local, family focused dental practice


Monroe Pharmacy

Medical / Pharmacy

Serving our community since 1930


Catrick's Cafe


Great home country cooking at a fair price


Papa J's Bar & Grill


We serve bar food, drinks and fun


Wildlife Reflections Taxidermy Studio


World Champion Taxidermist


By the Yard


Fine Quilting Fabric