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Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 24,742. Lincoln County was
created on June 30, 1780. The county
seat is Stanford. Lincoln county is named for General
Lincoln County is part of the Danville, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Lincoln county is named for General Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810), Revolutionary War officer and Secretary of War for the Continental Congress.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Organized in 1780, Lincoln was one of the original three counties formed out of Virginia's Kentucky County. (The
other two were Fayette and Jefferson counties.) These three were separated from Virginia to create the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1792.
It is located in the Southern Knobs region of the state.
The county's original seat was at Harrodsburg, but that part of Lincoln County became Mercer County in 1785. In 2000 the county population was 23,361 in a land area of 336.26 square miles, an average of 69.5 people per square mile. The county seat is Stanford. Lincoln was one of the original counties in the Kentucky territory of Virginia.
Lincoln is a prohibition or "dry county."
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 337 square miles (870 km2), of which 334 square miles (870 km2) is land
and 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) (0.7%) is water.
Lincoln County is located in South Central Kentucky. This county is in the southern part of the ring of Knobs around the Bluegrass region and includes the headwaters of the Green River. The elevation in the county ranges from 760 to 1440 feet above sea level.
Bordering counties are as follows: