Facts About Lewiston, Idaho
Lewiston was founded 161 years ago in 1861 in the wake of a gold rush that began the previous year near Pierce, northeast of Lewiston.
In 1863, Lewiston became the first capital of the newly created Idaho Territory. The capital was shifted from Lewiston to Boise in 1865.
The first people of European ancestry to visit the Lewiston area were members of the David Thompson expedition of 1803.
Lewiston is located at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers.
The city has a total area of 18.04 square miles, of which 17.23 square miles is land and 0.81 square miles is water.
Lewiston’s main industries are agriculture, paper, and timber products, and light manufacturing.
The estimated population of Lewiston is 33,343, as of July 1, 2021.
Walt Disney was married in Lewiston to Lillian Bounds who was raised in the area.
The primary coordinate point for Lewiston is located at latitude 46.4165 and longitude -117.0177 in Nez Perce County.
Lewiston Idaho has one of the furthest inland seaports in the world.