|Elevation||610 ft (190 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||437800|
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.
The Lewis post office has been in operation since 1840.
Lewis is located at.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Lewis, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
- Bradsby, H.C. (1891). History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections. Chicago: S. B. Nelson & Co. p. 476.
- "Vigo County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
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