Countryside around Lawtey

Lawtey is a small town in northern Bradford County. Lawtey has been named one of the two official speed traps in the United States by the American Automobile Association based on the local police force's rabid enforcement of the speed limit through town on US Highway 301. Part of that is probably based on the fact that Lawtey Police Chief MM "Butch" Jordan has been the police chief since he was first elected in 1962.

Nearby is the Lawtey State Correctional Institution, probably Lawtey's largest employer.

Since 2000, the population of Lawtey is up more than 11%.