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Lewisville is a residential community of more than 13,000 in western Forsyth County, North Carolina. While the town was incorporated in 1991, we have a long history as a township dating back to the 1700s. One of the reasons the residents decided to incorporate was to retain our small town feel, and a great deal of time and effort have gone into planning for future growth.
In the mid 1770s, settlers moving westward following the Great Wagon Road from Pennsylvania down into Virginia and then North Carolina frequently stopped over night on the banks of the Yadkin River before crossing the Shallow Ford. A town was born in the 19th century when Moravian settlers blazed a wagon trail across the pastures and established a community here.
Lewisville officially incorporated in 1991 and today is one of the fastest growing communities in Forsyth County with almost 13,000 residents. One of the motivations in moving toward incorporation was to preserve the small town ambience that existed in 1991.
Much attention and planning has gone into preserving the community’s pedestrian-friendly environment in the downtown, and community spirit is fostered through events and activities at the town’s Shallowford Square.
The town square was the vision of Lewisville’s interim manager in 1991, Kent Matthewson. It was Matthewson, an experienced and much respected city manager and planner with national and international experience, who envisioned a town square as a focal point for downtown and a way to set the tone for future development. The Town Council was able to obtain a $250,000 grant from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to help build the square.
Today the town has a second park built on land donated by Mary Alice Warren in honor of her late husband, Jack. Jack Warren Park is a passive park on 16-acres near downtown.
- As of the census of 2000, there were 8,826 people, 3,341 households, and 2,676 families residing in the town. The population density was 822.0 people per square mile (317.3/km²). There were 3,501 housing units at an average density of 326.0 per square mile (125.9/km²).
- The median income for a household in the town was $64,571, and the median income for a family was $72,250. Males had a median income of $50,229 versus $34,496 for females. The per capita income for the town was $29,999. About 1.6% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.