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Encyclopedia > Lincoln County, Kentucky

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 23,361. Its county seat is Stanford6. Lincoln is a prohibition or dry county. A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Frankfort Louisville Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 37th 40,444 sq mi  104,749 km² 140 miles  225 km 379 miles  610 km 1. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Stanford is a city located in Lincoln County, Kentucky. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... A dry county is a county in the United States whose government forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages. ...

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History

Lincoln County, organized in 1780, was one of the first three counties formed out of the original Kentucky County, which was still part of Virginia at the time (the other two being Fayette and Jefferson). The county is named for the American Revolutionary War General Benjamin Lincoln. A common misconception is Lincoln County was named for President Abraham Lincoln—despite being named 29 years before his birth. 1780 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Kentucky County was formed in Virginia in 1776. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Richmond Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 110,862 km²  - Width 320 km  - Length 690 km  - % water 7. ... Fayette County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Combatants American Revolutionaries, France, Netherlands, Spain, Native Americans Great Britain, German mercenaries, Loyalists, Native Americans Commanders George Washington, Comte de Rochambeau, Nathanael Greene William Howe, Henry Clinton, Charles Cornwallis (more commanders) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence,[1] was a conflict that... Benjamin Lincoln ( 1733– 1810) was a General on the American side in the American Revolutionary War. ... Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed the Rail Splitter and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 871 km² (336 mi²). 871 km² (336 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.06% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... 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 (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Adjacent counties

Lincoln county is located in south central Kentucky in the southern part of the ring of Knobs around the Bluegrass. It includes the headwaters of both the Dix and Green Rivers. Boyle County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Garrard County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Rockcastle County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Pulaski County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Casey County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 23,361 people, 9,206 households, and 6,729 families residing in the county. The population density was 27/km² (70/mi²). There were 10,127 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (30/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.12% White, 2.53% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City 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 encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 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 were 9,206 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.95. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $26,542, and the median income for a family was $32,284. Males had a median income of $26,395 versus $20,517 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,602. 21.10% of the population and 16.40% of families were below the poverty line. 27.10% of those under the age of 18 and 22.90% of those 65 and older were 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. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Crab Orchard is a city located in Lincoln County, Kentucky. ... Eubank is a city located in Kentucky. ... Hustonville is a city located in Lincoln County, Kentucky. ... Stanford is a city located in Lincoln County, Kentucky. ...

See also

A dry county is a county in the United States whose government forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages. ...

External links

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Commonwealth of Kentucky
Image File history File links Flag_of_Kentucky. ... Four states in the United States officially designate themselves Commonwealths: Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Frankfort Louisville Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 37th 40,444 sq mi  104,749 km² 140 miles  225 km 379 miles  610 km 1. ...

State capital Frankfort
Regions

Cumberland Plateau | The Bluegrass | Northern Kentucky | Pennyroyal Plateau | Cincinnati metropolitan area | Louisville metropolitan area | Western Coal Fields | The Purchase This is a list of United States state capitals: Trivia - Jefferson City (Missouri) has the longest name of the U.S. state capitals - Only two of the U.S. state capitals are named for their state: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Indianapolis, Indiana retard See also List of current and former... Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Cumberland Plateau includes much of eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia in the United States. ... Bluegrass and rock fence of local limestone in central Kentucky. ... Northern Kentucky is generally agreed to consist of Kentuckys three northernmost counties: Boone, Kenton and Campbell. ... The Pennyroyal Plateau, or, as its more commonly called in Kentucky, the Pennyrile, is a large area of the state that features rolling hills, caves, and karst topography in general. ... Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metropolitan area is a metropolitan area that includes eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. ... Louisville redirects here; for other uses, see Louisville (disambiguation). ... The Western Coal Fields of Kentucky compose an area in the west-central part of the state, bounded by the Dripping Springs Escarpment. ... The Jackson Purchase is a region in the state of Kentucky bounded by the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers. ...

Major cities

Ashland | Bowling Green | Covington | Elizabethtown | Florence | Frankfort | Georgetown | Glasgow | Henderson | Hopkinsville | Lexington | Louisville | Madisonville | Nicholasville | Owensboro | Paducah | Radcliff | Richmond List of cities in Kentucky, arranged in alphabetical order. ... City motto: A proud past. ... Bowling Green is a city located in Warren County, Kentucky. ... Downtown Covington has many wooded streets and historic buildings Covington is a city located in Kenton County, Kentucky. ... Elizabethtown is a city located in Hardin County, Kentucky. ... Florence is a city located in Boone County, Kentucky. ... Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ... Georgetown is a city located in Scott County, Kentucky. ... Glasgow is a city located in Barren County, Kentucky. ... Henderson is a city located in Henderson County, Kentucky. ... Hopkinsville is a city located in Christian County, Kentucky. ... It has been suggested that Fayette County, Kentucky be merged into this article or section. ... Louisville redirects here; for other uses, see Louisville (disambiguation). ... Madisonville is a city located in Hopkins County, Kentucky of the Western Coal Field region. ... Nicholasville is a city located in Jessamine County, Kentucky. ... Owensboro is a city located in Daviess County, Kentucky, in the United States; it stands on U.S. Highway 60 about 30 miles southeast of Evansville, Indiana. ... Paducah is a city located in McCracken County, Kentucky at the confluence of the Tennessee River and the Ohio River. ... Radcliff is a city located in Hardin County, Kentucky. ... Richmond is a city located in Madison County, Kentucky, United States named after Richmond, Virginia. ...

Counties

Adair | Allen | Anderson | Ballard | Barren | Bath | Bell | Boone | Bourbon | Boyd | Boyle | Bracken | Breathitt | Breckinridge | Bullitt | Butler | Caldwell | Calloway | Campbell | Carlisle | Carroll | Carter | Casey | Christian | Clark | Clay | Clinton | Crittenden | Cumberland | Daviess | Edmonson | Elliott | Estill | Fayette | Fleming | Floyd | Franklin | Fulton | Gallatin | Garrard | Grant | Graves | Grayson | Green | Greenup | Hancock | Hardin | Harlan | Harrison | Hart | Henderson | Henry | Hickman | Hopkins | Jackson | Jefferson | Jessamine | Johnson | Kenton | Knott | Knox | LaRue | Laurel | Lawrence | Lee | Leslie | Letcher | Lewis | Lincoln | Livingston | Logan | Lyon | Madison | Magoffin | Marion | Marshall | Martin | Mason | McCracken | McCreary | McLean | Meade | Menifee | Mercer | Metcalfe | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Muhlenberg | Nelson | Nicholas | Ohio | Oldham | Owen | Owsley | Pendleton | Perry | Pike | Powell | Pulaski | Robertson | Rockcastle | Rowan | Russell | Scott | Shelby | Simpson | Spencer | Taylor | Todd | Trigg | Trimble | Union | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Webster | Whitley | Wolfe | Woodford Kentucky has 120 counties, the most numerous amount of counties of any state. ... Adair County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Allen County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Anderson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Ballard County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Barren County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Bath County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Bell County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Boone County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Bourbon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... Boyd County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Boyle County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Bracken County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Breathitt County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Breckinridge County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Bullitt County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Butler County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Caldwell County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Calloway County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Campbell County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Carlisle County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Carroll County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Carter County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Casey County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Christian County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Clark County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... Clinton County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Crittenden County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Kentucky in the United States. ... Daviess County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Edmonson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Elliott County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Estill County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Fayette County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Fleming County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Floyd County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Fulton County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... ... Garrard County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Graves County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Grayson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Green County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Greenup County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Hancock County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Hardin County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Location in the state of Kentucky Formed 1819 Seat Harlan Area  - Total  - Water 1,212 km² (468 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Harrison County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Hart County is a county located in the state, or more correctly, Commonwealth of Kentucky. ... Henderson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Hickman County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Hopkins County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Jessamine County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Johnson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Kenton County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Knott County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... LaRue County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Laurel County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Leslie County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Letcher County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Logan County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Lyon County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Magoffin County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Marshall County is located in the state of Kentucky. ... Martin County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Mason County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... McCracken County is a county located in the western end of the state of Kentucky. ... McCreary County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... McLean County is located in the heart of Kentuckys Western Coalfield Region; its population was 9,938 in the 2000 Census. ... Meade County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Menifee County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Mercer County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Metcalfe County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Muhlenberg County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Nelson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Nicholas County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Ohio County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Oldham County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Owen County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Owsley County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Pendleton County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Powell County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Pulaski County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Robertson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Rockcastle County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Rowan County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Russell County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Scott County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Shelby County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Simpson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Spencer County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Taylor County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Todd County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Trigg County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Trimble County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Webster County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Whitley County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Wolfe County, Kentucky - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Woodford County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ...


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Lincoln County, Kentucky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (462 words)
Lincoln County, organized in 1780, was one of the first three counties formed out of the original Kentucky County, which was still part of Virginia at the time (the other two being Fayette and Jefferson).
Lincoln county is located in south central Kentucky in the southern part of the ring of Knobs around the Bluegrass.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older.
Lincoln County Kentucky (468 words)
The original territory of Lincoln comprised about one-third of the state but was reduced by cutting off sections to form other counties until its present area of 450 square miles.
Lincoln County is “The Land of Firsts.” It’s home of Kentucky’s first governor, Isaac Shelby; first chartered school in the state; first brick house in Kentucky; first courthouse west of the Alleghenies; first bank west of the Alleghenies; as well as America’s first circular race track.
Lincoln County’s rich heritage is revealed in its vast array of communities.
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