Lincoln County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 44,828, making it the
third-most populated county in the state. Its county seat is Canton. The county was named after Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United
Lincoln County is included in the Sioux Falls, SD, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Lincoln County was named for Lincoln County, Maine, the birthplace of Wilmont W. Brookings, and created by an act of
the territorial legislature April 5, 1862. The county was organized by a legislative act on December 30, 1867. Canton
was named county seat by the same legislative act.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 579 square miles (1,499 km2), of which, 578
square miles (1,497 km2) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km2) of it (0.09%) is water.