Place:Lincoln, North Carolina, United States

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Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 78,265. Its county seat is Lincolnton.

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History

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The county was formed in 1779 from the eastern part of Tryon County. It was named for Benjamin Lincoln, a general in the American Revolutionary War.

In 1782 the southeastern part of Burke County was annexed to Lincoln County. In 1841 parts of Lincoln County and Rutherford County were combined to form Cleveland County. In 1842 the northern third of Lincoln County became Catawba County. In 1846 the southern half of what was left of Lincoln County became Gaston County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1763 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1765 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1771 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1779 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1779 Marriage 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
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1913 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 9,224
1800 12,660
1810 16,359
1820 18,147
1830 22,455
1840 25,160
1850 7,746
1860 8,195
1870 9,573
1880 11,061
1890 12,586
1900 15,498
1910 17,132
1920 17,862
1930 22,872
1940 24,187
1950 27,459
1960 28,814
1970 32,682
1980 42,372
1990 50,319

Research Tips

The Gaston Lincoln Regional Library has Research Guides on Genealogy and Local History at http://www.glrl.lib.nc.us/lrgs/genealogy.htm, [1].

External links

www.co.lincoln.nc.us


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