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Lewistown

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Lewistown is a city in Fulton County, Illinois, United States. It was named by its founder, Ossian M. Ross, for his oldest son, Lewis W. Ross. The population was 2,522 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Fulton County. Located in central Illinois, it is southwest of Peoria. It is the source of Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, who lived there. Native American burial mounds are nearby at Dickson Mounds on Illinois Route 97.HistoryA post office called Lewistown has been in operation since 1831. The city was named for Lewis Ross, the son of a first settler.GeographyLewistown is located at .According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of, all land.Tourist attractionsOak Hill Cemetery is located in Lewistown. This cemetery was made famous by Edgar Lee Masters in his book titled Spoon River Anthology.
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