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Lewis
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vigo, Sullivan
Township Pierson, Jackson
Elevation 610 ft (190 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47858
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-43020
GNIS feature ID 437800

Lewis, also known as Lewisburg or Centerville, is an unincorporated community in Vigo and Sullivan counties, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The town was laid out September 9, 1838, by Addison Williams. In the very southeast corner of the county, Lewis was originally on the Centerville wagon road and got its mail by pony express. The first business in town was a 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 Lewis post office has been in operation since 1840.

Geography

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