Lincoln County, West Virginia

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Lincoln County
The Lincoln County Courthouse in Hamlin in 2007
The Lincoln County Courthouse in Hamlin in 2007
Map of West Virginia highlighting Lincoln County
Location within the U.S. state of West Virginia
Map of the United States highlighting West Virginia
West Virginia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°11′N 82°04′W / 38.18°N 82.07°W / 38.18; -82.07
Country United States
State West Virginia
FoundedFebruary 23, 1867
Named forAbraham Lincoln
Largest townHamlin
 • Total439 sq mi (1,140 km2)
 • Land437 sq mi (1,130 km2)
 • Water1.6 sq mi (4 km2)  0.4%
 • Total20,463
 • Density47/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district1st

Lincoln County is a county in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2020 census, the population was 20,463.[1] Its county seat is Hamlin.[2] The county was created in 1867 and named for Abraham Lincoln.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Lincoln County, West Virginia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 187.