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Lewistown (also Lewis Town or Lewiston) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in central Washington Township, Logan County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 222.
Until the 1829 Treaty of Lewistown, the community was the site of a Shawnee settlement. It is said to have been named in honor of "Captain" John Lewis, a Shawnee leader. Nearby Indian Lake was once known as the Lewistown Reservoir, after this settlement. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 43333.
The area around Lewistown was populated by several Native American tribes resettled as a result of the Treaty of Fort Meigs. This treaty, signed on September 29, 1817, also provided for the University of Michigan, as well as other grants.
In the 1820s Lewistown was a village primarily inhabited by Seneca and Shawnee people. It was also the eastern point in a reservation for these groups that stretched westward to the headwaters of Loramie Creek.
The Treaty of Lewistown caused the resettlement of about 300 people to "the western side of the Mississippi river", contiguous to lands reserved in previous treaties to Shawnee, Seneca, and Cherokee.
During the residence of the Indians in Washington Township, as early as 1820, only few white men lived in the area. "They were doubtless squatters, and their stay brief, as no one knows anything of their subsequent history.