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Lewis, also known as Lewisburg or Centerville, is an
unincorporated community An unincorporated area is a region not governed by a local . Similarly, an unincorporated community is a not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but is administered as part of larger s, such as a , , , , , , , , or country. Occas ...
in Vigo County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. Originally platted entirely within Vigo County, it has now expanded into adjacent Sullivan County, Indiana, Sullivan County. It is part of the Terre Haute, Indiana, Terre Haute Terre Haute metropolitan area, Metropolitan Statistical Area.


History

The town was laid out September 9, 1838, by Addison Williams near the south line of Vigo County, on the Centerville wagon road, which was used by the pony express for a few years. The first business in town was a Tanning (leather), tannery established by Joseph Stutman, and the first house was built by Charles Stewart in 1842. A cabinet shop run by the Buskirks and John B. Smith's blacksmith shop soon followed. Dodson & Jenkins opened a store in 1844. Lewis had a log school-house for many years, and established itself as a canal town as well. The post office at Lewis has been in operation since 1840.


Geography

Lewis is located at .


References

Terre Haute metropolitan area Unincorporated communities in Indiana Unincorporated communities in Sullivan County, Indiana Unincorporated communities in Vigo County, Indiana {{VigoCountyIN-geo-stub