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There are thity-nine counties in the state of Washington. Washington was carved out of the western part of Washington Territory and admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in 1889. The first counties were created from unorganized territory in 1845.

Lincoln County, Washington

Lincoln County Education, Geography, and History

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Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Washington. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 10,570, making it the fifth-least populous county in Washington. The county seat and largest city is Davenport. The county was created out of Whitman County on November 24, 1883 and is named for Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

Etymology - Origin of Lincoln County Name

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States.


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Lincoln County History

Lincoln County was created 24 November 1883 from Spokane County,  and is located in northeast Washington in the region historically known as Big Bend Country. The county measures 2311.2 square miles, ranking it seventh in size among Washington's 39 counties. As of 2005, Lincoln County has 10,100 residents. It is bordered to the west by Grant County, to the south by Adams County and Whitman County, to the east by Spokane County, and to the north by the Spokane River/Stevens County, Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake/Ferry County, and a small part of Okanogan County. Davenport is the county seat. Lincoln is an agricultural county, with orchards, cattle raising, and especially wheat predominating.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,340 square miles (6,060 km2), of which, 2,311 square miles (5,986 km2) of it is land and 29 square miles (74 km2) of it (1.22%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Ferry County, Washington - north
  • Stevens County, Washington - northeast
  • Spokane County, Washington - east
  • Whitman County, Washington - southeast
  • Adams County, Washington - south
  • Grant County, Washington - west
  • Okanogan County, Washington - northwest


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