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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 54/sq mi (21/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.

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 570.7 square miles (1,478.1 km2), of which 570.3 square miles (1,477.1 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.1%) is water.[4]

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. 2012 33,503 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[2]
Age pyramid Lincoln County[6]

As of the 2010 census,[7] 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 and towns[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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  7. ^ "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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NBCNews.com
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 03:30:50 -0700

Two tornadoes that smashed into southern Tennessee caused "almost total devastation," officials said. "ALL HOMES GONE," read the National Weather Service report for one of the communities in Lincoln County struck by one of the twisters on Monday night.
 
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:11:50 -0700

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:37:30 -0800

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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 06:37:25 -0700

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:14:57 -0700

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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:03:34 -0800

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 04:15:00 -0700

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whnt.com
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:49:40 -0700

LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) – Two people died when severe storms hit southern Lincoln County on Monday evening. As of Tuesday morning, Mary Beth Seals of the Lincoln Medical Center said nine other people were treated for minor injuries, and ...
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