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Lincoln County Genealogy

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The county was formed in 1779 from the eastern part of Tryon County. It was named for Benjamin Lincoln, a general in the American Revolutionary War.

In 1782 the southeastern part of Burke County was annexed to Lincoln County. In 1841 parts of Lincoln County and Rutherford County were combined to form Cleveland County. In 1842 the northern third of Lincoln County became Catawba County. In 1846 the southern half of what was left of Lincoln County became Gaston County. Source Wikipedia

Lincoln County NCGenweb

Gaston/Lincoln Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 584
Mt. Holly, NC 28120

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Lincoln County Courthouse
115 W Main St
County Courthouse
Lincolnton, NC 28092

Census

1790 Federal Census Transcription – alphabetically listed

1790 Federal Census Transcription

1850 Federal Census Index – by last name only

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Lincoln County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Lincoln County, NC Query Forum

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Cities and towns in Lincoln County:

Boger City
Crouse
Daniels-Rhyne
Denver
Iron Station
Laboratory
Lincolnton (County Seat)
Long Shoals
Pumpkin Center
Vale

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