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County Formed February 20, 1796
County Seat Lincolnton
Incorporated Cities Lincolnton
Total Area 211.1 square miles


Lincoln County was created in 1796 and named for General Benjamin Lincoln, who accepted the British surrender at Yorktown bringing to an end the Revolutionary War.

There are numerous historic buildings in Lincoln County. It was the first county in Georgia to have a county-wide listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Over 160 historic buildings in Lincoln County are listed in the National Register.

Points of Interest

Lincoln County is the site of the 447-acre Elijah Clark State Park which is located on the western shore of Clarks Hill Lake. The county borders 380 miles of lake shoreline. In addition to boating and fishing activities, a museum in the park offers colonial life demonstrations. Revolutionary War hero Elijah Clarke and his wife are buried in the park.

Price's Store in Lincolnton, established 1897, is one of the oldest authentic general stores still in operation in Georgia.

Annual Events

Lincoln County hosts numerous events and festivals during the year including the Lewis Family Homecoming and Bluegrass Festival, a three-day bluegrass festival in early May featuring nationally known musicians; Old Timers Day and the Town and Country Arts and Crafts Festival are both in October; and a Log Cabin Christmas at Elijah Clark State Park.

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State of Georgia

Historic Groves-May House, Lincolnton

Lincolnton Gray's Mountain

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