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Lincoln County, Tennessee

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Named for  Benjamin Lincoln
Congressional district  4th
Area  1,479 km²
Population  33,633 (2013)
Unemployment rate  4.4% (Apr 2015)
Largest city  Fayetteville
Time zone  Central: UTC-6/-5
Founded  1809
County seat  Fayetteville
Lincoln County, Tennessee wwwusgwarchivesnettnlincolnhistoryschoolsma
Website  www.lincolncountytngov.com
Cities  Fayetteville, Flintville, Tennessee, Taft, Tennessee
Rivers  Elk River, Cane Creek, Bradshaw Creek, Limestone Creek

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,361. Its county seat and largest city is Fayetteville. The county is named for Major General Benjamin Lincoln, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.


Map of Lincoln County, TN, USA


Lincoln County was created in 1809 from parts of Bedford County. The land occupied by the county was part of a land session obtained from the Cherokee and Chickasaw in 1806.

The Lincoln County Process, used in the distillation of Tennessee whiskey, is named for this county, as Jack Daniel's distillery was originally located there. However, a subsequent redrawing of county lines resulted in the establishment of adjacent Moore County, where it is now located, so no current Lincoln County business uses its namesake process.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 571 square miles (1,480 km2), of which 570 square miles (1,500 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.07%) is water.

Adjacent counties

  • Bedford County (north)
  • Moore County (northeast)
  • Franklin County (east)
  • Madison County, Alabama (south)
  • Limestone County, Alabama (southwest)
  • Giles County (west)
  • Marshall County (northwest)
  • State protected areas

  • Flintville Hatchery Wildlife Management Area
  • Demographics

    As of the 2010 census, there were 33,361 people, 15,241 households, and 4,239 families residing in the county. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 13,999 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.45% White, 6.80% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.10% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. 2.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

    There were 15,241 households out of which 28% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58% were married couples living together, 11% had a female head of household with no husband present, and 27% were non-families. 25% of all households were made up of individuals and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.93.

    In the county, the population was spread out with 24% under the age of 18, 8% from 18 to 24, 28% from 25 to 44, 25% from 45 to 64, and 16% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

    The median income for a household in the county was $33,434, and the median income for a family was $41,454. Males had a median income of $30,917 versus $21,722 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,837. About 10% of families and 14% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17% of those under age 18 and 20% of those age 65 or over.


    The governing body of Lincoln County is the Lincoln County Commission, which is divided into eight districts and 24 commissioners, three from each district. The body is chaired by the County Mayor. The government center of Lincoln County is the Lincoln County Courthouse in Fayetteville.


  • Ardmore (partial)
  • Fayetteville (county seat)
  • Town

  • Petersburg (partial)
  • Census-designated places

  • Flintville
  • Park City
  • References

    Lincoln County, Tennessee Wikipedia

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