Place:Lincoln, Maine, United States

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Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of 2010, the population was 34,457. Its county seat is Wiscasset. It was founded in 1760 from a portion of York County, Massachusetts and named after the English city Lincoln. At its founding, it accounted for three-fifths of the State's land, and stretched east to Nova Scotia. Thirteen counties were cut out of this land including Sagadahoc County to the west. The county flag is a traditional New England flag, adopted in 1977.

Lincoln County was named for Lincoln, England, the birthplace of Massachusetts Bay Provincial Governor Thomas Pownall.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1760 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1760 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1763 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 29,236
1800 30,225
1810 42,992
1820 53,189
1830 57,192
1840 63,517
1850 74,875
1860 27,860
1870 25,597
1880 24,821
1890 21,996
1900 19,669
1910 18,216
1920 15,976
1930 15,498
1940 16,294
1950 18,004
1960 18,497
1970 20,537
1980 25,691
1990 30,357

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