"Keeweechic's Lewisville" Lewisville by keeweechic

Lewisville Travel Guide: 24 reviews and 38 photos

Lewisville is north-east of Dallas in Denton County. The Texas Immigration and Land Company tried to encourage settlement in the area in 1840 and in 1844 the first families arrived from Bonham Texas to settle in an area which then became known as Holford Prairie. There were several disputes over land claims over the following years. In 1853 the claims were finally all sorted out and the earliest comprehensive homestead law was developed. In that year, Lewisville was established. The first cotton gin in Denton County was established there followed by a church and Masonic Lodge.

When the railroad arrived in 1881, the town grew and even continued its growth during the Great Depression. The Elm Fork of the Trinity River was dammed to assure Lewisville's water supply.

Lewisville has continued to grow with the growth of defence, aerospace and computer industries in the surrounding areas. The population has gone from 1,509 in 1950 to 37,329 in the 1990 census. During a 3 day Texas International Pop Festival in 1969, stars such as Janis Joplin and B.B. King drew a total attendance of 120,000 people.

The lake is probably the biggest draw card of the area with little local attractions for the visitor.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks.
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  • Last visit to Lewisville: Dec 2002
  • Intro Updated Aug 3, 2006
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  • Mar 4, 2004 at 2:11 PM

    Used to live in Lewisville (1985-1987) and I miss it VERY much! It is my favorite city in USA. Always a breeze at the lake too. Lots of good restaurants now.

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    Dec 12, 2003 at 1:32 PM

    I could see myself setting out for Lewisville given that I just love the water.............another pretty place. Thank you.

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    Dec 8, 2003 at 10:19 PM

    yep Susie is right, get lost more often LOL so the Dallas Cowboys play here, a hole in Roof, maybe they run out of funds I gues they don't play Cricket in the Ballpark, I know, I know I am gettin silly. lovely page KW, tanx for sharing

  • R.Dettmann's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2003 at 4:49 PM

    Ohh yes Go Dallas!!! Don't listen to richie he dosen't know what he is talking about!!

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Dec 6, 2003 at 2:02 PM

    Hey CB.. You should get lost more often.. lol.. I agree, not a nice looking stadium, looks like they are still working on it. Lovely town to get lost in though.. lol...

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2003 at 7:57 PM

    Sometimes you go looking for one thing and find something better. I learned that two years ago. :) I hate to say this on you nice new page but GO EAGLES!! :P

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2003 at 6:17 AM

    This view of Lewisville reminds me of the American University in beirut indeed, Great page keewee dear, Happy to be the first ;-)

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