Located about 35 miles north of Dallas, Texas along Interstate 35, the city of Lewisville, Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation with a population just under 100,000 residents. Originally settled during the 1840’s when the Republic of Texas gave the Peter’s Colony Land Grant Company rights to settle north Texas, the area we now call Lewisville was known back then as Holford's Prairie. In 1853, a man named Basdeal Lewis bought Holford’s Prairie and renamed the area, Lewisville, after himself.
If you happen to look at a map of Lewisville, the city’s most distinguishing feature is Lewisville Lake. The lake spans 29,000 acres, has more than 233 miles of shoreline, and is commonly referred to as the “Urban Bass Fishing Capital of Texas”. Created in 1954 when a local reservoir was dammed, the lake has made Lewisville one of the top outdoor recreation destinations in all of north Texas.
Lewisville is also home to the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater. The theater was opened in January 2011 and it gives local and national artists a venue to display their works. Every year since 1969, Lewisville has hosted the city’s most popular event, the Western Days Festival. The Western Days Festival features themed events, attractions, food, shopping and entertainment. It also features the much anticipated World Tamale Eating Championship.