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Welcome to Lewistown ...
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.
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.
The official website for Fergus County: www.co.fergus.mt.us/
The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022