Lawtey is a city in Bradford County, Florida, United States. The population was 730 at the 2010 census. The median income for a household in the city was $23,875.
Lawtey owes its existence to the dreams of 30 Chicagoans who in 1877, came south to find a better life under the warm Florida sun. Captain Thomas Burrin had established a sawmill on 18,000 acres. Burrin donated 220 acres of land for a town. Some of the wealthier Chicagoans built stately homes during this and some are still standing today. Many old late 1800's Mansions have been renovated. Farmers Market, Kelly General Store, & Old Train Depot.