Lincoln County

Region: Piedmont
County Seat: Lincolnton (1785)
Population: 63,7801
Towns & Cities:  Denver
Lincoln County was formed in 1779 from Tryon County. It is in the southwestern section of the State and is bounded by Mecklenburg, Gaston, Cleveland, Catawba and Iredell counties.2

Additional County History

Education (1)
Government & Community Bodies (2)

1 Population figures from Census Bureau Home Page for the 2000 Census.
2 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.


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North Carolinians are nicknamed the "Tar Heels".

It not exactly evident where this nickname originated, but it seems to have given birth during the Civil War. North Carolina's troops were said to have tar on their heels, because they would not run in battle even as other states retreated.

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