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Lincoln County, Tennessee
Lincoln County Tennessee Courthouse.jpg
Lincoln County Courthouse in Fayetteville
Seal of Lincoln County, Tennessee
Seal
Map of Tennessee highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the United States highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded 1809
Named for Benjamin Lincoln[1]
Seat Fayetteville
Largest city Fayetteville
Area
 • Total 571 sq mi (1,479 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1 km2), 0.07%
Population
 • (2010) 33,361
 • Density 58/sq mi (22/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.lincolncountytngov.com

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,361.[2] Its county seat and largest city is Fayetteville.[3] The county is named for Major General Benjamin Lincoln, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.[4]

History[edit]

Lincoln County was created in 1809 from parts of Bedford County. The land occupied by the county was part of a land session obtained from the Cherokee and Chickasaw in 1806.[1]

The Lincoln County Process, used in the distillation of Tennessee whiskey, is named for this county, as Jack Daniel's distillery was originally located there.[citation needed] However, a subsequent redrawing of county lines resulted in the establishment of adjacent Moore County, where it is now located, so no current Lincoln County business uses its namesake process.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 571 square miles (1,480 km2), of which 570 square miles (1,500 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.07%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

State protected areas[edit]

  • Flintville Hatchery Wildlife Management Area

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 6,104
1820 14,761 141.8%
1830 22,075 49.5%
1840 21,493 −2.6%
1850 23,492 9.3%
1860 22,828 −2.8%
1870 28,050 22.9%
1880 26,960 −3.9%
1890 27,382 1.6%
1900 26,304 −3.9%
1910 25,908 −1.5%
1920 25,786 −0.5%
1930 25,422 −1.4%
1940 27,214 7.0%
1950 25,624 −5.8%
1960 23,829 −7.0%
1970 24,318 2.1%
1980 26,483 8.9%
1990 28,157 6.3%
2000 31,340 11.3%
2010 33,361 6.4%
Est. 2014 33,637 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2014[2]
Age pyramid Lincoln County[10]

As of the 2010 census,[11] there were 33,361 people, 15,241 households, and 4,239 families residing in the county. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 13,999 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.45% White, 6.80% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.10% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. 2.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,241 households out of which 28% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58% were married couples living together, 11% had a female head of household with no husband present, and 27% were non-families. 25% of all households were made up of individuals and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24% under the age of 18, 8% from 18 to 24, 28% from 25 to 44, 25% from 45 to 64, and 16% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,434, and the median income for a family was $41,454. Males had a median income of $30,917 versus $21,722 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,837. About 10% of families and 14% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17% of those under age 18 and 20% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The governing body of Lincoln County is the Lincoln County Commission, which is divided into eight districts and 24 commissioners, three from each district. The body is chaired by the County Mayor. The government center of Lincoln County is the Lincoln County Courthouse in Fayetteville.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Town[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jack Towry and June Towry, "Lincoln County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 21 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 187. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  10. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°08′N 86°35′W / 35.14°N 86.59°W / 35.14; -86.59


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wreg.com
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:50:18 -0700

“When I saw this last night, my wife couldn't understand why I was shaking so badly,” Scott Hudson of Lincoln County, Tennessee, said. He watched WREG's story on a group who dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest's statue and grave.

AL.com

AL.com
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:05:49 -0700

Scott Hudson of Lincoln County, Tennessee really didn't like it when a group of people dug up a patch of grass next to Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest's grave in Memphis. So much so that he decided to drive hundreds of miles across the state ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Chattanooga Times Free Press
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:55:40 -0700

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Madison and Jackson counties in Alabama, and south Lincoln County, Tennessee on Friday night. Madison County Emergency Management Agency operations coordinator Jim Pockrus says ...

AL.com

AL.com
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:06:02 -0700

South Lincoln School and Lincoln County, Tennessee, before/after April 28, 2014, tornado. Remembering John and Karen Prince · TN governor visits South Lincoln School · Post-tornado combo of South and Flintville Schools · Aerial view of Lincoln County ...

AL.com

AL.com
Wed, 13 May 2015 20:22:20 -0700

Cause of fatal Lincoln County plane crash not evident in preliminary findings. plane crash whnt.jpg. The scene of a small plane crash in rural Lincoln County, Tennessee is pictured Monday. (News Channel 5). Print Email · Jonathan Grass | jgrass@al.com ...
 
AL.com
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:11:15 -0800

LINCOLN COUNTY, Tennessee -- The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department is investigating what is believed to be a murder-suicide near the community of Taft. The sheriff's department reports a 911 call came in Wednesday night that a man had possibly killed ...

AL.com

AL.com
Fri, 29 May 2015 16:03:15 -0700

The man who called authorities about a fatal plane crash earlier this month was found dead on the same rural property in Lincoln County, Tennessee. plane crash whnt.jpg The scene of a small plane crash in rural Lincoln County, Tennessee. (News Channel ...
 
AL.com
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:45:00 -0800

Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that at about 9:15 a.m., a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado collided with a cargo truck carrying beer on Highway 50 around the Mulberry community. The preliminary report shows the pickup truck's driver, Terry J. Pride of ...
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