Lawton Real Estate
Lawton is located in the southeast section of Van Buren County in the heart of what is known as Michigan’s Wine Country with a population of over 1,800. Named after Nathan Lawton, who in 1848 gave 10 acres to the Michigan Central Railroad to entice them to build a line to his property, this area was soon realized to be valuable for growing and harvesting grapes, as well as other orchard fruits. Today, Lawton is known to be the center for grape juice production in the US, including a major Welch’s plant in the town.
One of the more popular local destinations is the Lawton Heritage Community Center – a designated State and National Historic Site located in a country setting. This cobblestone winery was renovated by members of the Lawton Community and is owned by the Lawton Lions Club. The Lions Club motto is “We Serve” and the Lions Club took that to heart while undertaking the renovation. During the weekday’s many local youth organizations and senior groups use the facility for meetings and fund-raisers. On almost any given Friday and Saturday night, Lawton Heritage Community Center is the chosen venue for couples to hold their wedding ceremony and reception.