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Welcome to Lewis ...

Lewis is located in Montezuma County<1>.

The location of Lewis has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Lewis is 6,710 feet [2,045 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Lewis is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Lewis lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lewis lies within the (970) area code.

The ZIP code for Lewis: 81327<4>

Communities Also Named Lewis ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Lewis - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas (2), California (2), Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (3), Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York (2), North Carolina (2), Ohio (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lewis.

Communities near Lewis ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lewis.

  • Cortez [Montezuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cortez
    • Cortez [Montezuma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Lewis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,734 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cortez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortez
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cortez<6>
  • Dolores [Montezuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dolores
    • Dolores [Montezuma County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Lewis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 964 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dolores
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dolores<6>
  • Ackmen [Montezuma County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackmen
    • Ackmen [Montezuma County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Lewis
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Ackmen. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
  • McPhee [Montezuma County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McPhee
    • McPhee [Montezuma County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Lewis
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for McPhee. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pleasant View [Montezuma County]
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      • Pleasant View [Montezuma County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Lewis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant View<6>
    • Cahone [Dolores County]
    • Towaoc [Montezuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Towaoc
      • Towaoc [Montezuma County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the south of Lewis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Towaoc have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Towaoc
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Towaoc<6>
    • Dove Creek [Dolores County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dove Creek
      • Dove Creek [Dolores County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Lewis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dove Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dove Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dove Creek<6>
    • Mancos [Montezuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mancos
      • Mancos [Montezuma County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southeast of Lewis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,398 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mancos have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mancos
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mancos<6>
    • Lockerby [San Juan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockerby
      • Lockerby [San Juan County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Lewis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockerby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lewis. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lewis.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lewis. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lewis.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lewis. See our Newspapers Page for Lewis.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lewis ...

Looking for more information about Lewis? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lewis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lewis.

Adding Lewis to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lewis in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lewis was on a map titled Map of Colorado (from Rand McNally, 1947).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lewis on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Lewis

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Colorado

About Montezuma County

About Colorado

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lewis. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Montezuma County: www.co.montezuma.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Montezuma, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lewis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Lewis). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lewis or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lewis) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lewis. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LewisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lewis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4997, Longitude: -108.6693       In this case, the coordinates for Lewis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.

 

 

 

 

 


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