Visit Town of Lawrenceville

Historic District
The Town of Lawrenceville was created officially by an act of the General Assembly on January 22, 1814. Legend has it that the name was inspired by a famous racehorse, Lawrence, owned by a prosperous landowner who had built a nearby race track at the end of the eighteenth century. Incorporation for the Town of Lawrenceville was achieved in 1874. Establishment of the Atlantic and Danville Shops in Lawrenceville provided the town with a significant industrial base. The town continued as the major market center for the rich agricultural areas of Brunswick County as evidenced by the tobacco warehouses, cotton gins, creameries, etc. which came and went during the first half of the twentieth century. (more on history)

Trails and Recreation

  • Tobacco Heritage Trail
  • Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail
  • Meherrin River, a State Scenic River
  • County Park at Great Creek Watershed


  • Lawrenceville Downtown Festival
    and Brickyard 5k Race (April)
  • Lion’s Club Seafood Festival (May)
  • Brunswick Relay for Life (June)
  • Taste of Brunswick Festival (October)
  • Lawrenceville Christmas Parade (December)
  • Brunswick Stew fundraisers (winter months)

Historic Sites

  • Brunswick County Courthouse Square
  • Brunswick County Museum (on courthouse square)
  • Downtown Lawrenceville (Main and Hicks St.)
  • Fort Christanna Historical Site (Fort Hill Rd.)

Surrounding Partners

Civil Rights Heritage Trail
Meherrin River Canoe Trail
Brunswick Festival
Rails To Trails
Art Bank Southside Va
East Coast Greenway in Virginia


Contact Info

Phone: 434-848-2414
Fax: 434-848-9356
Address: 400 N. Main Street, Lawrenceville, VA 23868
Hours of Operation: Monday -Friday 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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