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Welcome to Lewistown ...

The city of Lewistown is located in Fulton County<1> and is the County Seat for Fulton County.

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

The pronunciation of Lewistown: LOO-is-town<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lewistown has a population of 2,135 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lewistown.

Lewistown is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Lewistown lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Lewistown: (309)

The ZIP code for Lewistown: 61542<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lewistown had an population of 2,135 people. This is a decrease of 10.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.34% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lewistown had a population of 2,384 people (which is 6.43% of the total population of Fulton County). This makes Lewistown the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Lewistown represents 0.02% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 456th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,384 people, the population of Lewistown decreased 5.47% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,522 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lewistown.

Communities Also Named Lewistown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Lewistown - they are located in Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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

Communities near Lewistown ...

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

  • Canton [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
    • Canton [Fulton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Lewistown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,265 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<8>
  • Havana [Mason County]
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    • Havana [Mason County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Lewistown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havana
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havana<8>
  • Manito [Mason County]
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    • Manito [Mason County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Lewistown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,467 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manito have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manito
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manito<8>
  • Cuba [Fulton County]
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    • Cuba [Fulton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of Lewistown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,149 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cuba<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Astoria [Fulton County]
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      • Astoria [Fulton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Lewistown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,015 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Astoria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Astoria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Astoria<8>
    • Vermont [Fulton County]
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      • Vermont [Fulton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Lewistown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 624 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vermont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vermont<8>
    • Saint David [Fulton County]
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      • Saint David [Fulton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Lewistown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 516 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint David have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint David
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint David<8>
    • Fairview [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Fulton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Lewistown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 459 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<8>
    • Ipava [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ipava
      • Ipava [Fulton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Lewistown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 412 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ipava have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ipava
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ipava<8>
    • Table Grove [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Table Grove
      • Table Grove [Fulton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Lewistown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Table Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Table Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Table Grove<8>

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 Lewistown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lewistown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lewistown. 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 Lewistown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lewistown. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lewistown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lewistown ...

Looking for more information about Lewistown? 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 Lewistown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lewistown.

Adding Lewistown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lewistown 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 Lewistown was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.

We also found Lewistown in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Mentions & References for Lewistown

Communities in Illinois

About Fulton County

About Illinois

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

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Fulton, 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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Lewistown. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lewistown.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lewistown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 city (such as Lewistown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lewistown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lewistown) 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 Lewistown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LewistownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lewistown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3965, Longitude: -90.1554       In this case, the coordinates for Lewistown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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