So many people wonder about where we live so I thought I'd post a little information. We are not originally from here but four years ago, chose to make it our home and plan to live out our days here. We reside in a beautiful log home tucked back in the woods on 40 acres in Northern New York between the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. Heaven on Earth. And, as you know, have been building our idea of the perfect farm.
We are in a location that to us is ideal. We are about 20 miles from Canada and the St. Lawrence River and 7 miles from the beginning of the Adirondack Park. I work 20 miles away from home and although local shopping/restaurants are limited, mid-larger American cities like Plattsburgh, Watertown, and Syracuse and large Canadian cities like Montreal and Ottawa are all close enough for a nice day trip. We have the four seasons and as much as I complain about horse time, I truly cannot blame the weather for all of my issues, lol.
Lately we see many homes for sale, and the youth don't tend to stay in the area. But nonetheless, we are happy and everyone loves to visit us for vacation!
North Lawrence is part of Lawrence in St. Lawrence County NY. It is a hamlet on NY-11C and County Road 55 near the north town line. It was first settled around 1827.
NORTH LAWRENCE, NY Demographic Information *
|Estimated Current Population:||983|
|Census 2010 Population:||1,223|
|Census 2010 White Pop.:||1,208|
|Census 2010 Black Pop.:||9|
|Census 2010 Hispanic Pop.:||15|
|Census 2010 Asian Pop.:||5|
|Census 2010 Hawaiian Pop.:||0|
|Census 2010 Indian Pop.:||10|
|Census 2010 Other Pop.:||6|
|Census 2010 Male Pop.:||631|
|Census 2010 Female Pop.:||592|
|Census 2000 Avg House Value:||$53,100.00|
|Census 2000 Avg Household Income:||$31,815.00|
|2010 Avg Persons Per Household:||2.77|
|Census 2010 Median Age:||35.70|
|Census 2010 Median Age (Male):||35.10|
|Census 2010 Median Age (Female):||36.20|
CLICK HERE to see some wonderful historical photos from 1855.
Below is historical information (Directly copied from - http://history.rays-place.com/ny/lawrence-ny.htm)
North Lawrence.- The first actual settlement at the site of this village was made by John W. Bean, from Orange county, Vt., in 1827. The locality was then a thick forest standing in swampy land. He built the first frame house. Chauncey Bristol built a small shanty in 1826 and began the erection of a saw mill, which was carried away before it was finished. He rebuilt and finished the mill in 1831, and operated it for a number of years; it is not now in existence. Mr. Bristol died in the town in 1870, aged ninety-three years. Zebulon Moore, A. H. Barnes, John C. Williams and Simon Austin settled here about 1832. Mr. Barnes owned the land on which the village stands, and it was only a small mill settlement until the building of the railroad in 1850, after which it grew rapidly. Situated on both sides of the Deer River, manu- facturing became of some importance and there were five dams built across the stream within a mile. A gang saw mill with thirty saws was built in 1849 by T. P. Chandler; it was afterwards changed to a circular mill, passed through several hands and is now operated by M. D. Quenell. A pail and tub factory was established in 1862 with a capacity of 20,000 tubs and 10,000 pails a year. It was operated in 1876 by Garfield & McHollister, and is now conducted by Townsend & Burnham. The first grist mill was built by Amasa Townsend & Co. with three run of stones; it was burned in 1875 and rebuilt in the same year. It was afterwards operated by E. S. Crapser, and is now in the hands of I. A. Sergeant, who also carries on a starch factory which was established in 1892. A starch factory was built in 1877 by E. S. Crapser and operated a number of years; it was demolished about 1888. A stave factory and a tub factory were in operation from about 1860, but were discontinued about 1875. A store was kept below the village about 1847, and in the following year R. Barnard opened the first store in the village. Andrew Monirait opened a store soon afterward and continued to 1860. General stores are now conducted by Trussell & Connolly and H. E. Merrell. Drug stores are kept by John L. Brown and J D. Hakins; groceries by H. J. Dewey, J. Kallaher, M. Malakia, and E. T. Dustin. A. E. Chaffee has a clothing store and barber shop; W. C. Williams a tin shop, and I. A. Galusha a shoe shop. Edson Crawford opened the first hotel here in 1850, when he built a part of the Union House; there James Brownell acted as host for twenty-five years. The house is now kept by A. 0. Nichols, and the Commercial House by Stephen Dunn. The post-office was established in December, 1850, with John H. Conant postmaster; it was made a money order office in 1871. The present postmaster is C. H. Barnes. Miss S. Mix taught the first school here in 1834. In 1869 a commodious two story brick school house was erected.