Lawrence is located in the state of Indiana and a city in Marion County and is considered to be one of the four towns that referred to as the “excluded cities” in the county. The area where the present-day Lawrence stands was platted under the name Lanesville in 1849. However, the other names were tried as Lanesville is already taken by one of the towns in Indiana. The site was named Jamestown in honor of the founder James White was used for a couple of years but was then renamed to Lawrence after it was incorporated. Lawrence was taken after the War of 1812 naval hero Captain James Lawrence.