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Lewiston, Louisiana
(Tangipahoa Parish)

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Welcome to Lewiston ...

Lewiston is located in Tangipahoa Parish<1>.

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

When the people of Lewiston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lewistonian<3>

Lewiston is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Lewiston: (985)

Communities Also Named Lewiston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Lewiston: This one is located in Tangipahoa Parish and the other is located in Rapides Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 30 communities that are also named Lewiston - they are located in Alabama, California, Georgia (2), Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas (3), Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska (2), New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Lewiston ...

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

  • Amite City [Tangipahoa Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amite City
    • Amite City [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Lewiston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,510 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amite City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amite City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amite City<6>
  • Franklinton [Washington Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklinton
    • Franklinton [Washington Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Lewiston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,647 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklinton<6>
  • Kentwood [Tangipahoa Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentwood
    • Kentwood [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Lewiston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,452 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kentwood<6>
  • Magnolia [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
    • Magnolia [Pike County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Lewiston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,174 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Roseland [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseland
      • Roseland [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Lewiston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseland<6>
    • Tangipahoa [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tangipahoa
      • Tangipahoa [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Lewiston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 865 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tangipahoa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tangipahoa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tangipahoa<6>
    • Greensburg [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensburg
      • Greensburg [Saint Helena Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Lewiston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 644 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensburg<6>
    • Osyka [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osyka
      • Osyka [Pike County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Lewiston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osyka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osyka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osyka<6>
    • Sunny Hill [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Hill
      • Sunny Hill [Washington Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Lewiston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Hill
    • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hermon
      • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Lewiston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hermon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hermon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hermon<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lewiston ...

Looking for more information about Lewiston? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Lewiston, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Lewiston.

Adding Lewiston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lewiston 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 Lewiston was on a map titled Map of Louisiana (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Tangipahoa Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tangipahoa Parish: www.tangicouncil.com/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Tangipahoa, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Lewiston refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Lewiston may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lewiston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Lewiston) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lewiston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9413, Longitude: -90.4223       In this case, the coordinates for Lewiston 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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