Lewistown, Maryland


House in Lewistown

Founded in 1841, Lewistown is an unincorporated community in Frederick County, Maryland, United States.[1] Lewistown Elementary school, part of Frederick County Public Schools, is located in Lewistown. There has been a school in the town since the 19th century. There is a large elderly population in the community.[2]

The Lewistown Volunteer Fire Company was established in 1970, when the community purchased the first diesel engine in the county. Today, the fire department has six different apparatus: Engine Tanker 224, Engine 221, Tanker 22, Brush 226, Utility 22 and Ambulance 229. The fire station is staffed by volunteers from the community and two paid employees of the county.[3]

On June 23, 1863, General John F. Reynolds' I Corps marched through Lewistown on their way to Gettysburg in pursuit of the Confederate army.[4]


  1. ^ "Geographic Names Information System". Lewistown (Populated Place). U.S. Geological Survey. 2009-01-29.
  2. ^ "About LES: At a Glance". Lewistown Elementary. FCPS. Archived from the original on 22 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Welcome to Lewistown Volunteer Fire Company #22". www.lewistownfire.org. Archived from the original on 2012-01-07. Retrieved 2015-09-07.
  4. ^ "I Corps' Muddy March". THE HISTORICAL MARKER DATABASE. Retrieved 21 April 2014.

Coordinates: 39°32′15″N 77°24′56″W / 39.53750°N 77.41556°W / 39.53750; -77.41556