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LEWISVILLE, TEXAS (Waller County). 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.


James Henry Goettee, Administrative Survey of the Public Schools of Waller County, Texas (M.Ed. thesis, University of Texas, 1937). Waller County Historical Survey Committee, A History of Waller County, Texas (Waco: Texian, 1973).

Paul M. Lucko


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Paul M. Lucko, "LEWISVILLE, TX (WALLER COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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