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Lincoln County, Kentucky
Lincoln County History, Geography, Demographics, Cities and Towns, and Education
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Gen. Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810), Revolutionary War officer; Secretary of War for the Continental Congress.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Lincoln county was formed in 1780. It is located in the Southern Knobs region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 760 to 1440 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 23,361 in a land area of 336.26 square miles, an average of 69.5 people per square mile. The county seat is Stanford. Lincoln was one of the original counties in the Kentucky territory of Virginia.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"
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