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Lewistown, Montana

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Welcome to Lewistown ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lewistown has a population of 5,864 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Lewistown is 4,130 feet [1,259 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Lewistown is about ¾ mile [or 1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Lewistown is within the (406) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lewistown had an population of 5,864 people. This is a decrease of 0.63% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lewistown had a population of 5,901 people (or 50.93% of the total population of Fergus County). This makes Lewistown the county's most populous community.

The population of Lewistown represents 0.6% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,901 people, the population of Lewistown increased 1.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,813 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 Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Missouri, 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.

  • Moore [Fergus County]
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    • Moore [Fergus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Lewistown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moore<6>
  • Glengarry [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glengarry
    • Glengarry [Fergus County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Lewistown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glengarry
  • Heath [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath
    • Heath [Fergus County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Lewistown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath
  • Giltedge [Fergus County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Giltedge
    • Giltedge [Fergus County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Lewistown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Maiden [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
      • Maiden [Fergus County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Lewistown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden
    • Hilger [Fergus County]
    • Kendall [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kendall
      • Kendall [Fergus County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Lewistown
    • Danvers [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danvers
      • Danvers [Fergus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Lewistown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danvers
    • Fort Maginnis [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Maginnis
      • Fort Maginnis [Fergus County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Lewistown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Maginnis came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Forestgrove [Fergus County]

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 19 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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Fergus, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lewistown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lewistown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lewistown) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lewistown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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: 47.0517, Longitude: -109.4541       In this case, the coordinates for Lewistown 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>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






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