Lewis, Indiana

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Lewis
Unincorporated community
Lewis is located in Vigo County, Indiana
Lewis
Lewis
Lewis, as seen in a map of Vigo County
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, Sullivan
Township Pierson, Jackson
Elevation[1] 610 ft (190 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47858
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-43020[2]
GNIS feature ID 437800

Lewis, also known as Lewisburg or Centerville, is an unincorporated community in Vigo and Sullivan counties, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

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.[4]

The Lewis post office has been in operation since 1840.[5]

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. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Lewis, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ Bradsby, H.C. (1891). History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections. Chicago: S. B. Nelson & Co. p. 476. 
  5. ^ "Vigo County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 14, 2016.