Lorn is a suburban town located in the local government area of the Maitland City Council in the state of New South Wales. The town has a long historical record on how it became the familiar place today. A land grant of 360 hectares along the Hunter Riverbanks across West Maitland was given to Thomas McDougall in 1823. By 1927, the suburb of Lorn was considered a fine model of a residential area. Some of the major features and tourist attractions in the suburb include the Lorn Park and Keith Smith Reserve, the Johnston Reserve and the Marcellin Park. Other local businesses and services in the suburb include bottle shops, landscape supplies, building restoration services, art galleries, bowling clubs and roof construction.