Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer

Map of Lincoln County, Kentucky

Lincoln county is in the Southern Knobs region of Kentucky. The elevation in the county ranges from 760 to 1440 feet above sea level.

It was formed in 1780. The county seat is Stanford. Lincoln county was a source of Madison (1786), Mercer (1786), Logan (1792), Green (1793), Garrard (1797), Pulaski (1799), Knox (1800), Casey (1807), Rockcastle (1810), and Boyle (1842) counties.

In 2010 the county population was 24,742 in a land area of 334.10 square miles, an average of 74.1 people per square mile.

The equine population was 3,000 in the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.

Lincoln was one of the original counties in the Kentucky territory of Virginia. It was named for General Benjamin Lincoln, a Virginia soldier who was a British prisoner at the time the county was formed.

The original county seat was Fort Harrod, which is now Harrodsburg in what is now Mercer county. It was moved to Logan's Fort, now Stanford, in 1787.


Census Census Data Lincoln County Seat Lincoln County Overview Google Map County Map Historical Markers National Register Cooperative Extension Eubank, Kentucky Hustonville, Kentucky Crab Orchard, Kentucky Stanford, Kentucky William Whitley House State Historic Site Isaac Shelby Cemetery State Historic Site Boyle County, Kentucky Garrard County, Kentucky Rockcastle County, Kentucky Pulaski County, Kentucky Casey County, Kentucky
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