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.
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).
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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.