Introduction to Lewisville, North Carolina
Lewisville, North Carolina, in Forsyth county, is 9 miles W of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (center to center) and 64 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metropolitan area. Lewisville has a population of approximately 8,826.
In the 1770s, this area served as an overnight stop for travellers along the Great Wagon Road that connected Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina. In the 19th century, a community was established by Moravian settlers including Lewis Laugenour, who established his home in the late 1850s. When he donated land for the development of the town, the community was named "Lewisville" in his honor. Roller Mill was constructed in 1910, and played a significant role in the development of the community. Lewisville was officially incorporated in 1991.
Lewisville and Nearby Attractions
- Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
- Reynolda House
- Pilot Mountain State Park
- North Carolina Zoo
- Greensboro Arboretum
Things To Do In Lewisville
Old Salem, a restored 18th century Moravian settlement, is a popular attraction in the area. Sciworks, a science center, includes a 15-acre environmental park and a planetarium. Historic Bethabara Park, Reynolda House, and Korner's Folly are historic sites within 20 miles of Lewisville. The town also offers easy access to popular destinations like the Emerald Pointe Water Park, the North Carolina Zoo, and the Greensboro Arboretum. Facilities for paddle boating, canoeing, fishing, picnicking, camping, hiking, and rock climbing, are available at the Pilot Mountain State Park, and Tanglewood Park.
Piedmont Triad International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Lewisville Higher Education
Colleges close to Lewisville are Forsyth Technical Community College, Wake Forest University, Winston - Salem State University, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.