Place:Lincoln, West Virginia, United States

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Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of 2010, the population was 21,720. Its county seat is Hamlin. Founded in 1867, the county was named for Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln County is part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which had a 2010 population of 287,702.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1867 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1909 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1909 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1909 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1909 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1909 Probate 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
1870 5,053
1880 8,739
1890 11,246
1900 15,434
1910 20,491
1920 19,378
1930 19,156
1940 22,886
1950 22,466
1960 20,267
1970 18,912
1980 23,675
1990 21,382

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