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LEWISVILLE, TEXAS

Denton County, Central Texas North

33°2'18"N 97°0'22"W (33.038316, -97.006232)
About 15 Miles SE of Denton
About 24 Miles NW of Dallas
About 34 Miles NE of Ft. Worth
Population: 95,290 (2010) 77,737(2000)

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History in a Pecan Shell

In 1844 John and Augustus King (father and son, respectively) moved here from Bonham, Texas although the community that formed was first called Holford Prairie (after brothers John and James Holford).
In the early 1850s The Texas Immigration and Land Company employed one Henry Hedgcoxe as administrator for property titles and plats. For his rigid enforcement of regulations, Hedgoxe bred ill will with settlers which resulted in a rebellion sometimes referred to as “The Hedgcoxe War.” Although the rebellion bore his name, Mr. Hedgcoxe was the loser and was run out of town. The Holford brothers were bought out in 1853 by Basdeal W. Lewis who applied for a post office and modestly renamed the place after himself.

A gristmill appeared in 1862, shortly after the Civil War a cotton gin was opened – the first in Denton County. In 1881 The Dallas and Wichita Railroad arrived and the population began to grow, reaching a respectable 500 residents by 1900. In the mid 1920s the town incorporated and the population had increased to just over 800 residents. To insure a reliable supply of water, a dam was built on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Lewisville managed to get through the Great Depression with a (slight) gain in population. The 1940 census counted 873 residents and ten years later it had swollen to 1,509. The dam on Lake Lewisville was expanded and the construction of the Dallas / Ft. Worth airport helped with growth.

The 1960 census counted 5,439 residents. In the 1970s and 80s, Lewisville benefitted from major business relocations and by the time the 1990 census was taken, Lewisville could boast a population of 46,521. The 1990 census counted 77,737 residents.

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