Lewisville (Louisville) is a mile west of State Highway 159 and three miles southwest of Hempstead in western Waller County. A school for black children existed there as early as 1892; by 1896 170 students attended classes in a two-room schoolhouse. Ten years later the Lewisville school had seven teachers and 326 students. The enrollment declined to thirty by 1935; the school became a part of the Hempstead Independent School District during the 1930s and closed sometime thereafter. In 1990 a church and a few scattered dwellings remained at Lewisville.

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Place type

Lewisville is classified as a Town


Latitude: 30.06883080
Longitude: -96.11412620

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated