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New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.
Lewiston is a village in Niagara County, New York, USA. The population was 2,781 at the 2000 census. The village is named after Morgan Lewis, a governor of New York. The Village of Lewiston is within the Town of Lewiston. The Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park lies at its southern border.
The Village of Lewiston was established in 1822. The village claims to be the most historic square mile in America. Lewiston is historically significant for several reasons. It was the location of the American invasion of Canada in 1812 and was the final stop on the Underground Railroad for thousands of escaping slaves from the South who sought freedom in Canada in the 1840s and 1850s. Lewiston is just across the Niagara River from Canada. It is also said that the cocktail was invented in Lewiston by Catherine Hustler, who later became a character in the novel The Spy, by James Fenimore Cooper.
Lewiston was originally settled by French explorers who first set foot in the area in 1615. The Town of Lewiston, which includes the Village, has a population of more than 16,000 people, and the Town Supervisor is Fred Newlin. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.1 square kilometers. 2.8 square kilometers of it is land and 0.3 square kilometers of it is water.
Lewiston is a Niagara River community, north of Niagara Falls, New York. Across the river is the region of Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada. In fact, the formation of Niagara Falls began in Lewiston 12,000 years ago. Since then, the Falls has eroded seven miles south. The village is at the west terminus of New York State Route 104 and is adjacent to the Robert Moses State Parkway.

Lewiston is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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