Place:Lewis, Lewis, New York, United States

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NameLewis
TypeTown
Located inLewis, New York, United States


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Lewis is a town in Essex County, New York, United States. The population was 1,382 at the 2010 census. The town is named after Morgan Lewis, the governor of New York at the time the town was established.

The Town of Lewis is in the northeast quarter of the county. It is southwest of Burlington, VT, south of Plattsburgh, south of Montreal, Quebec, and north of Albany, NY.

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History

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Settlement began before 1798 near Lewis village.

The Town of Lewis was established in 1805 from a section of the Town of Willsboro. Part of Lewis was taken in 1844 and 1854 to increase the size of the Town of Elizabethtown.

Iron mining was an important early industry. Both Stowersville and Deerhead were communities based on the iron industry.

Notable residents

  • Joseph Call (born 31 March 1781 near Woodstock, VT; died 20 September 1835 in Westport, NY), the "Lewis Giant," was a strongman and wrestler of widespread fame, as well as a Postmaster, millwright, Logger, Town Assessor, Auditor, JP, War Veteran and Teamster.

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External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Lewis family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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