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WELCOME to Lewisville, North Carolina!

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     Located in the Yadkin Valley region of Piedmont North Carolina, Lewisville is a popular residential area in western Forsyth County.

     Incorporated in 1991, the town has a population of nearly 13,000 residents.   

     The town was named for Lewis Case Laugenour, a gentleman who purchased lands in southwestern Forsyth County with money earned during the California Gold Rush.  In 1860, he built a home in the heart of today's town for his bride, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Nissen Laugenour.  Both Lewis and Betty had grown up in the Moravian settlement of Friedland in eastern Forsyth County.  The Laugenours provided lands at reasonable prices, encouraging the establishment of family homes and farms, churches and businesses in the growing community near the Shallow Ford of the Yadkin River, a well traveled crossing before ferries and bridges were available for transport between western lands and Winston and Salem.  

     Today, the Laugenour House stands tall beside the town's Shallowford Square, a favorite gathering place for numerous community activities and special events.

     The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road transported thousands of settlers in the late 1700s from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Georgia and southern territories.  A portion of the 'Great Philadelphia Wagon Road' borders the Shallowford Square, designated by a historic marker standing alongside the Nissen Wagon Museum.  Brother-in-laws Lewis Laugenour and George Nissen operated a sawmill at the Shallowford Square site in the late 1800s which provided employment for residents and valuable wood to construct wagons at the family business of Nissen Wagon Works in Forsyth County.

     The restored Lewisville Roller Mill is a 100+ year old landmark which was another major employer in the community from 1910 to 1984.  Built by the Sprinkle family, it operated as Fairview Roller Mill from 1910 to 1925.  The Jennings family operated Lewisville Roller Mills from 1925 to 1984.  The Fowler family restored the mill structure which today houses popular retail businesses.

     Today, Lewisville strives to maintain a small town ambience with pedestrian friendly thoroughfares in the heart of the town.  A public school, public library, town hall, post office and numerous small businesses are within walking distance from the town square.

   Lewisville is a small town with a great future!

    

        

    

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