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Welcome to Lewistown ...

Lewistown is primarily located in Mifflin County<1> and is the County Seat for Mifflin County. A portion of Lewistown extends into Schuylkill County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lewistown has a population of 8,115 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Lewistown is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lewistown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Lewistown: (717)

The ZIP code for Lewistown: 17044<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lewistown had an population of 8,115 people. This is a decrease of 2.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lewistown had a population of 8,338 people (or 17.86% of the total population of Mifflin County). This makes Lewistown the county's most populous community.

The population of Lewistown represents 0.07% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 93rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,338 people, the population of Lewistown decreased 7.33% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,998 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, Montana, New Jersey, Nova Scotia, Ohio 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.

  • Centre Hall [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre Hall
    • Centre Hall [Centre County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Lewistown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,216 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre Hall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centre Hall<6>
  • McClure [Snyder County]
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    • McClure [Snyder County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Lewistown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 919 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McClure have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McClure
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McClure<6>
  • Mifflintown [Juniata County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mifflintown
    • Mifflintown [Juniata County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Lewistown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 903 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mifflintown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mifflintown<6>
  • Port Royal [Juniata County]
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    • Port Royal [Juniata County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Lewistown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Royal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Royal<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Thompsontown [Juniata County]
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      • Thompsontown [Juniata County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Lewistown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 660 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsontown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompsontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompsontown<6>
    • Mifflin [Juniata County]
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      • Mifflin [Juniata County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Lewistown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 606 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mifflin
    • McVeytown [Mifflin County]
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      • McVeytown [Mifflin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Lewistown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 330 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McVeytown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McVeytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McVeytown<6>
    • Newton Hamilton [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton Hamilton
      • Newton Hamilton [Mifflin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Lewistown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton Hamilton
    • Lumber City [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumber City
      • Lumber City [Mifflin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Lewistown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumber City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumber City
    • Reedsville [Mifflin 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 35 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).

We also found Lewistown on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Mifflin County

About Pennsylvania

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 Mifflin County: www.co.mifflin.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Mifflin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lewistown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lewistown - 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 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).
<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- 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, 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: 40.5992, Longitude: -77.5718    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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