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Lawrence, MA

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Known as the “Immigrant City,” Lawrence has always welcomed multi-ethnic populations and multiculturalism as a gateway city with a high percentage of foreign-born residents. The city was built in the 1840s and is known as the nation’s first planned industrial city. The massive mill building lining the Merrimack River, the striking clock and bell tower, and the breathtaking Great Stone Dam are all a tribute to Lawrence’s industrial heritage. If you’re seeking to view industrial New England history, Lawrence is the place to see.

Founded:
1847

Population:
79,942

City Website:
https://www.cityoflawrence.com/

Did You Know?
In the early 20th century, Lawrence was a global leader in cotton and textile production.

Local Resources

Known as the region’s premier business resource network, the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is the largest business network in the Merrimack Valley region dedicated to the growth of regional businesses.

Getting Here

Driving From Boston: Take I-93 North to I-495 N towards Lawrence. Exit onto Marston St.

MBTA From Boston: From North Station, take the Haverhill line to the Lawrence station.