"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.
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