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Lewisville in Jefferson County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Lewisville

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 13, 2018
1. Lewisville Marker
Inscription. In 1882, Richard F. Jardine, Edmund, Brigham, and John Ellsworth with their families founded Lewisville. It was named in honor of Lewis and Clark Expedition and was one of the first settlements in the Snake River Valley. They cleared sagebrush, dug canals, fought mosquitoes and built humble homes. A log room served for church, school and recreation. A branch of the L.D.S. Church was established in 1883 and a ward organized Aug. 17, 1884. Richard F. Jardine Bishop, Don C. Walker Sunday School Supt., Charles Shurtliff first school teacher and Olive Goody first Postmistress.
 
Erected 1956 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Lu-Ann Camp, Jefferson County, Idaho. (Marker Number 230.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 43° 41.736′ N, 112° 0.72′ W. Marker is in Lewisville, Idaho, in Jefferson County. Marker is on East 480 North near North 3450 East, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3453 East 480 North, Lewisville ID 83431, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pooles Island - Menan (approx. 1.9 miles away); Rigby
Lewisville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 13, 2018
2. Lewisville Marker
(approx. 5.2 miles away); Menan Buttes (approx. 9.3 miles away); Beaver Dick (approx. 10.4 miles away); North Fork Ferry (approx. 10.4 miles away); Market Lake (approx. 12.2 miles away); Highland Park (approx. 13.3 miles away); Keefer's Island (approx. 13˝ miles away).
 
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Lewisville Library image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 13, 2018
3. Lewisville Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 22 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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