LEWIS FERRY, TX
LEWIS FERRY, TEXAS. Lewis Ferry was on the Neches River, above its confluence with the Angelina River, seventy-five miles north of Beaumont in extreme northwestern Jasper County. The Lewis Ferry post office operated from 1859 to 1912, when the end of the steamboat era in Southeast Texas saw the abandonment of several Neches River ferries, among them Lewis Ferry. The ferry was probably named for Martin B. Lewis, a prominent figure in antebellum Jasper County.
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