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Encyclopedia > Lincoln, Massachusetts

Lincoln is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 8,056, including Hanscom Air Force Base. Without the base, which is largely self-contained, Lincoln is home to 5,152 people according to the 2000 census. Middlesex County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A mounted F-86 Sabre serves as the centerpiece of Hanscom AFB Hanscom Air Force Base, initially and briefly designated Bedford Army Air Base, is a United States Air Force facility in Bedford, Massachusetts. ...


The "two Johns" of the band They Might Be Giants, John Flansburgh and John Linnell, grew up in Lincoln, and named their second album, Lincoln, after the town. Other noteworthy people who grew up in or live in Lincoln include Julia Glass, author of Three Junes, Greg Hawkes (former keyboardist for the Cars), Jasper White, owner of the Summer Shack restaurant line, author Jane Langton, her son Christopher Langton, radio personality Mike Barnicle, and Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation. They Might Be Giants (commonly abbreviated to TMBG) are an American pop/rock duo consisting of John Linnell and John Flansburgh, collectively known as the two Johns or John and John. Known for their experimental / pop music, they have been popular on college campuses and earned a reputation as intellectual... John Flansburgh (b. ... Linnell is known for his reserved stage personality, especially compared to bandmate Flansburgh. ... Lincoln is the second album by the band They Might Be Giants. ... Julia Glass is an American writer. ... Three Junes is Julia Glass debut novel. ... Greg Hawkes is one of the most influential keyboardists of the new wave era. ... The album cover for Heartbeat City, one of The Cars most successful and well known albums. ... Computer scientist Christopher Langton was one of the founders of the field of artificial life. ... Michael Barnicle (born August 24, 1944 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts) is a radio talk show host in the Boston area with a daily program on WTKK 96. ... Ken Olsen calling UNIX snake oil Kenneth H. Olsen (born on February 20, 1926) is an American engineer who cofounded Digital Equipment Corporation in 1957 with colleague Harlan Anderson. ... Digital Equipment Corporation was a pioneering company in the American computer industry. ...

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History

Lincoln was first settled in 1650 as part of neighboring Concord, MA. It was incorporated as a separate town in 1754. It is reportedly the only town in America named after Lincoln, England. // Events June 23 - Claimant King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland arrives in Scotland, the only of the three Kingdoms that has accepted him as ruler. ... Concord is a town located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 16,993. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Lincoln (pronounced Lin-kun) is a cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire, England, a bridging point over the River Witham that flows to Boston. ...


Lincoln was where Paul Revere was captured by British soldiers on the night of April 18, 1775, before he reached Concord. Portrait of Paul Revere by John Singleton Copley, c. ...


One prominent citizen was the Rev. Charles Stearns (1753-1826), a Harvard-trained minister who served the Congregational Church in Lincoln from late 1781 until his death. Only a handful of his sermons were printed, most in the early nineteenth century. In addition, Stearns was principal of the Liberal School, a relatively progressive and coeducational institution that opened in early 1793. While at the school, Stearns wrote and published a number of education-related works, including Dramatic Dialogues for Use in Schools (1798), a collection of thirty original plays that were performed by the students. After the school closed in 1808, Stearns continued to tutor students privately. Among his pupils were Nathan Brooks, a Concord lawyer, and George Russell, a Lincoln physician. Stearns's published works can be accessed via Early American Imprints, a microform and digital collection produced by the American Antiquarian Society. A summary article that looks at Stearns as a producer of children's drama is


Levy, Jonathan. The Dramatic Dialogues of Charles Stearns: An Appreciation. In Spotlight on the Child: Studies in the History of American Children’s Theatre. Ed. Roger L. Bedard and C. John Tolch. New York: Greenwood, 1989. 5-24.


Geography

Lincoln has a total area of 38.9 km² (15.0 mi²), of which 37.2 km² (14.4 mi²) is land and 1.7 km² (0.6 mi²) is water, representing 4.26% of the town's total area. (Source : United States Census Bureau). Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5280 feet, 1760 yards, 1 609. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,056 people, 2,790 households, and 2,254 families residing in the town. The population density is 216.5/km² (560.7/mi²). There are 2,911 housing units at an average density of 78.2/km² (202.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 87.16% White, 4.84% African American, 0.38% Native American, 4.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.33% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races. 2.97% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 2,790 households out of which 45.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.4% are married couples living together, 5.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 19.2% are non-families. 15.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.83 and the average family size is 3.18. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.7 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $79,003, and the median income for a family is $87,842. Males have a median income of $52,788 versus $31,786 for females. The per capita income for the town is $49,095. 0.8% of the population and 0.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.2% of those under the age of 18 and 2.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

Codman House in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1066 KB) Codman House, Lincoln, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1066 KB) Codman House, Lincoln, Massachusetts. ...

Points of interest

Codman House in Lincoln, Massachusetts. ... Gropius House, front view. ...

External links

  • Lincoln official website
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Barnstable | Berkshire | Bristol | Dukes | Essex | Franklin | Hampden | Hampshire | Middlesex | Nantucket | Norfolk | Plymouth | Suffolk | Worcester This is a list of Massachusetts counties: Massachusetts counties Barnstable County: one of three original counties created in the Plymouth Colony in 1685. ... Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Berkshire County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Bristol County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Dukes County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Massachusetts. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampden County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampshire County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, formed of glacial moraine. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ...

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Agawam | Amesbury | Attleboro | Barnstable | Beverly | Boston | Brockton | Cambridge | Chelsea | Chicopee | Easthampton | Everett | Fall River | Fitchburg | Franklin | Gardner | Gloucester | Greenfield | Haverhill | Holyoke | Lawrence | Leominster | Lowell | Lynn | Malden | Marlborough | Medford | Melrose | Methuen | New Bedford | Newburyport | Newton | North Adams | Northampton | Peabody | Pittsfield | Quincy | Revere | Salem | Springfield | Somerville | Southbridge | Taunton | Waltham | Watertown | West Springfield | Westfield | Weymouth | Woburn | Worcester List of cities in Massachusetts, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Agawam is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... For the town in Wiltshire, England, see Amesbury Seal of Amesbury, MA Amesbury is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Attleboro is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts and is immediately north of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. ... Barnstable is a city located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts; it is the county seat of Barnstable County6. ... Beverly is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Motto: Official website: www. ... Brockton is a city located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Cambridge City Hall Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. ... Chelsea City Hall The City of Chelsea is located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts directly across the Mystic River from the City of Boston. ... Chicopee is a city located on the Connecticut River in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Easthampton is a city located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Everett is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Fall River, MA Fall River is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... 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Seal of Lowell, Massachusetts Lowell is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 105,167. ... Lynn is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Malden is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Marlborough is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Medford is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts just a few miles north of Boston on the Mystic River. ... Melrose is a city located in the Greater Boston metropolitan area and Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Methuen is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: The Whaling City Motto: Official website: www. ... Seal of Newburyport, MA Newburyport is a small coastal city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Newton, Massachusetts is a suburb west of Boston. ... Public Library in the 1920s North Adams is a city located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ... Northampton, Massachusetts Main Street Northampton is a city located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts in the USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 28,978. ... Seal of Peabody, MA Peabody is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Pittsfield is a city located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ... Quincy is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts and bears the nickname The City of Presidents. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 88,025. ... Revere is a city located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts and borders Winthrop, East Boston and Chelsea to the south, Everett and Malden to the west, Saugus and Lynn to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. ... Seal of Salem, MA Salem is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Motto: Nickname: City of Homes Founded May 14, 1636 Incorporated County Hampden County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Charles Ryan (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 86. ... 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