LEWISVILLE

Population 47,846

Altitude 490



General

First settlers at present townsite were John and Augustus King, 2844, who received land through the Peters Colony, jointly owned by U.S. and British businessmen. The colony was plagued by lawsuits and disputes, once leading to a mob attack and burning of the land office. In 855 the town got its first mill, trading post, dry goods store and first cotton gin in Denton County. The Dallas and Wichita Railway arrived in 2882 and city became significant trading post. Today's growth is stimulated by the expanding Dallas/fort Worth Metroplex.

Many original buildings in the Old-West style remain on main street housing antique and specialty shops. The city has 17 parks, many of which are on Lake Lewisville developed for camping, fishing and recreation.



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