Praries & Lakes
2010 Census - 95,290
2000 Census - 77,737
Lewisville, Texas
Lewisville Texas History:
The current townsite is located on a section of the former Peters Colony. In 1840, the Texas Immigration and Land Company was given a land grant by the Republic of Texas. The first settlers were the families of John King and his son who in 1844 settled in the area that became known as Holford Prairie. In the 1850s, competition for land became intense and filings and titles were contested, so the immigration company employed Henry Hedgcoxe to administer property records. Henry Hedgcoxe operated strictly by the company rules and became so extremely unpopular that during the Hedgcoxe War, angry settlers ran him out of town and destroyed his home and records. In 1853, Willis Stewart, with the assistance of the Texas General Land Office, sorted out the land claims and in the process of doing so established the earliest comprehensive homestead law. In 1853, Basdeal W. Lewis purchased the Holford properties and established town of Lewisville. The Lewisville post office was established that same year. By 1867, the town had several stores, a gristmill and a cotton gin. The 1881 arrival of the Dallas and Wichita Railway caused rapid town growth. In 1927, the City of Dallas completed construction of the Garza Dam on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, creating Lake Dallas. Construction on a larger dam was completed in 1955. The Garza Dam was later breached and the two lakes combined, creating Lake Lewisville which added tourism to the City of Lewisville’s economic base. Lewisville’s proximity to Dallas, the DFW Airport and the City of Denton has contributed to the town’s growth. Lewisville is bounded to the east by Carrollton, to the south by Coppell, to the west by Flower Mound, and to the North by Highland Village and Lewisville Lake. Louisville is located at the intersection of IH-35/U.S. 77 (Stemmons Freeway) and SH 121, 26.5 miles northwest of Dallas, 9 miles northwest of Carrollton, 26.5 miles north of Arlington and Lake Arlington, 36.4  miles northeast of Fort Worth, 10 miles northeast of Grapevine, 8.7 miles northeast of Flower Mound and Lake Grapevine, 53 miles southeast of Bridgeport, 42 miles southeast of Decatur and the LBJ National Grasslands, 27.6 miles southeast of Sanger and Lake Ray Roberts, 15.5 miles southeast of Denton, 25 miles southwest of McKinney, 9 miles southwest of The Colony, 33 miles west of Wylie and Lake Lavon, 31 miles northwest of Garland and Lake Ray Hubbard, and 22 miles northwest of Plano, Texas.
Wayne Ferguson Plaza:
The plaza is the site of numerous Lewisville events, including the farmers’ market. The Plaza is located in Old Town Lewisville across from the Lewisville City Hall at 151 W. Church Street.
Actors Conservatory Theatre:
This non-profit theater group began as The Flower Mound Children’s Theatre. It changed its name and now performs at its new home, the Crawford Center for the Arts. The theatre offers children’s performances. In addition to performances throughout the year, they host an annual summer musical. Children age 3 and up may participate in performances. Every actor and actress who auditions receives a role and learns how to act, sing and dance, and learns the art of stage production. Teens write, produce and direct shows. The Wings performing troupe includes pre-teens 10-13. They perform for hospitals, daycare centers and retirement homes. (972) 353.2720. 1720 S. Edmonds Lane. Email   @getintotheact2 
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater (MCL Grand):
This new Lewisville Center for the Creative Arts features a 296 seat theatre, a 2,400-square-foot art gallery, a 2,400-square-foot dance recital hall, 3,000-square-foot black box and 2,800 square feet of classrooms. The Center hosts local, regional and national performing arts groups, art exhibits, and special events, classes and meetings. A courtyard from Charles Street to the theatre lobby is large enough to host small outside performances and dinners. The courtyard features a four piece of sculpture. (972) 219-8446. 100 N. Charles Street. Email  Facebook
Flower Mound Performing Arts Theatre:
They offer an annual season of plays and musicals at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville, Texas at 100 North Charles Street. The theatre also has an outstanding Young Artist Training Program emphasizing musical theatre technique and acting for ages 61/2 to college prep. (972) 724-2147. MCL Grand Theater: (972) 219-8446. The theater group is located in Flower Mound at 830 Parker Square. Email   
Visual Art League of Lewisville:
The league operates an art gallery and hosts art classes, lectures and workshops. (972) 420.9393. The Gallery is open Tue-Sat, 1pm-5pm. It is located in the MCL Grand Theatre & Creative Art Center at 100 N. Charles Street. Email
LakeCities Ballet Theatre:
In addition to live performances the group offers educational and outreach programs to schools. Performances are held in Lewisville at the Lewisville High School Stuver Auditorium (1098 W. Main Street), the Lake Dallas High School in Corinth (3016 Parkridge Drive), the Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center in Lewisville (191 Civic Circle) and the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater (150 N. Charles Street). Each Thanksgiving weekend the Lewisville Lake Symphony partners with the Lake Cities Ballet Theatre to produce the Nutcracker. Ballet tickets may be purchased at En L’Air Dancewear (1400 FM 407 Ste 2, Lewisville), by phone or at the door (cash or checks only at the door). (972) 317-7987. Tickets: (972) 966-8006. The studios are located at 1400 Justin Road, Lewisville, 75077. Email
Lewisville Lake Symphony:
The Symphony performs its Symphony Series at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater (100 N. Charles Street). The Symphony’s Chamber Series are held at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Flower Mound at 5500 Morriss Road. They also occasionally perform at the Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center in Lewisville (191 Civic Circle). Each Thanksgiving weekend the Lewisville Lake Symphony partners with the Lake Cities Ballet Theatre to produce the Nutcracker. (972) 874-9087. 1301 W. SH 407.
Lewisville Civic Chorale:
The Chorale produces 4 annual concerts. The chorus has performed the works of great masters such as Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Britten, Vaughan Williams, Gilbert and Sullivan, as well as selections from the school of English madrigals, traditional and modern spirituals, comedic opera choruses and other contemporary literature. The Chorale attracts singers with intermediate to advanced musical skills. Concerts are held at the MCL Grand Theater in the Lewisville Center for the Creative Arts at 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online. (214) 796.4006. 1565 W. Main Street #208, Lewisville. Contacts   
Lewisville Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, proctored exams, audio books, movies, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. It also offers free Hoopla Digital, a Netflix type service permitting members to download movies, e-books, music and other entertainment to their personal devices. Up to five may be downloaded each month either in the library or online. Open Mon-Thu, 10am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-5pm; Sun, 1pm-5pm. (972) 219-3570. 1197 W. Main Street.