Lewis, Indiana

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Lewis
Unincorporated community
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Lewis is located in Vigo County, Indiana
Lewis
Lewis
Location in Vigo County, Indiana
Coordinates: 39°15′36″N 87°15′27″W / 39.26000°N 87.25750°W / 39.26000; -87.25750Coordinates: 39°15′36″N 87°15′27″W / 39.26000°N 87.25750°W / 39.26000; -87.25750
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vigo
Township Pierson
Elevation 610 ft (190 m)
ZIP code 47858
FIPS code 18-43020[1]
GNIS feature ID 437800[2]

Lewis, also known as Lewisburg or Centerville, is an unincorporated community in Pierson Township, Vigo County, Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The town was laid out September 9, 1838, by Addison Williams. In the very southeast corner of the county, Lewis was originally on the Centerville wagon road and got its mail by pony express. The first business in town was a tannery established by Joseph Stutman, and the first house was built by Charles Stewart in 1842. A cabinet shop run by the Buskirks and John B. Smith's blacksmith shop soon followed. Dodson & Jenkins opened a store in 1844. Lewis had a log school-house for many years and established itself as a canal town as well.[3]

Geography[edit]

Lewis is located at 39°15′36″N 87°15′27″W / 39.26000°N 87.25750°W / 39.26000; -87.25750.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Lewis, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Bradsby, H.C. (1891). History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections. Chicago: S. B. Nelson & Co. p. 476.