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Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Kansas. Based on the 2010 census, the county population was 3,241. Lincoln County was created on February 26, 1867. The county seat is Lincoln Center. The county is named in honor of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), the sixteenth president of the United States.
The county is named in honor of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States, and author of the emancipation proclamation, who was assassinated April 14, 1865.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Lincoln County, in the central part of the state, is in the third tier of counties south of Nebraska, and is bounded on the north by Mitchell county; east by Ottawa and Saline; south by Ellsworth, and west by Osborne and Russell. Its area is 720 square miles. The county was created in 1867 and named in honor of Abraham Lincoln, but remained practically unorganized territory until 1870. During these three years it was attached for all revenue and judicial purposes to Ottawa county as Lincoln township, and later was attached to Saline when that county was organized.
Stock raising is an important industry. The principal crop are winter wheat, oats, corn and Kafir corn, and in 1907 there were 100,000 bearing fruit trees in the county. Transportation facilities are provided by the Union Pacific railroad, which has a line nearly east and west across the county, following the general course of the Saline river, and a branch of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad runs to Barnard, in the northeast corner, giving the county nearly 40 miles of main track railroad.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 720 square miles (1,900 km2), of which 719 square miles (1,860 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.
county is located close to the center of Kansas. The county is gently
rolling prairie, with high, rough land breaking into bluffs in the
southern and eastern portions. Timber in this county consist of ash, oak, elm, box-elder, hackberry, walnut and mulberry. The Saline river flows, nearly east and west across the center of the county. Magnesian
limestone, red and white sandstone, mineral paint and potter's clay are
all found. Coal of a good quality has been found and mined for local
Bordering counties are as follows:
Lincoln USD 298
Sylvan Grove USD 299
Kansas Christian College (closed)