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Lincolnton in Lincoln County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lincoln County

 
 
Lincoln County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 4, 2011
1. Lincoln County Marker
Inscription.
Lincoln County was created by Act of Feb. 20, 1796 from Wilkes County. It was named for Maj. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810) of Hingham, Mass., who held the Chief Command of the Southern Department in the Continental Army. In 1781 he became Secty. of War. In 1789 he was appointed Collector of the Port of Boston. First County Officers, commissioned Sept. 15, 1796, were: James Hughes, Sheriff; Wm. Dowsing, Clerk Inf. Court; Abner Tatom, Clerk Sup. Court; Britain Lockhart, Coroner; Joel Lockhart, Surveyor; John Middleton, Reg. of Probate. In 1798 John Seale became Tax Col. and Edward Smith, Tax Rec.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 090-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 47.685′ N, 82° 28.548′ W. Marker is in Lincolnton, Georgia, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of Humphrey Street and Perry Man Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Humphrey Street. Click for map. Located at the Courthouse in Lincolnton. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 Humphrey Street, Lincolnton GA 30817, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured
Lincoln County Marker<br>South Side image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 30, 2012
2. Lincoln County Marker
South Side
as the crow flies. Lincoln County Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Lamar Family Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln County Confederate Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Lincolnton Presbyterian Church / Lincolnton Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lewis Family Pavilion (approx. half a mile away); Petersburg Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Tory Pond (approx. 5 miles away); General Elijah Clark (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Guillebeau House (approx. 6.5 miles away in South Carolina). Click for a list of all markers in Lincolnton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Benjamin Lincoln, American Revolutionary General, 1733-1810. Still a militia officer, he and his men took part in an abortive expedition against New York in January 1777. Despite the failure of this venture, during which Lincoln only had a secondary command, Washington held a high opinion of him, and recommended him to Congress as a potential Continental officer. In February 1777, Congress followed Washington’s advice and appointed Lincoln a major general in the Continental army. His first command as a Continental officer came at the end of February.... (Submitted on September 6, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Benjamin Lincoln. Benjamin Lincoln (January
Lincoln County Marker and court house, seen along Humphrey Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 2011
3. Lincoln County Marker and court house, seen along Humphrey Street
24, 1733 – May 9, 1810) was an American army officer. (Submitted on July 18, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Lincoln Street. Historical marker located on Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC dedicated to the street's namesake, Benjamin Lincoln. (Submitted on July 18, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Lincoln County, Georgia. Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia, with the Savannah River forming its northeastern border. (Submitted on July 18, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. Lincoln County, Georgia. We invite you to take a tour of our site and learn about the various facets and services of Lincoln County Government. (Submitted on July 18, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
Lincoln County War Memorial at the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 4, 2011
4. Lincoln County War Memorial at the Courthouse
World War I, World War II, Vietnam War, and Iraq War
Bicentennial Lincoln County image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 4, 2011
5. Bicentennial Lincoln County
Lincoln County Confederate Soldiers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 4, 2011
6. Lincoln County Confederate Soldiers Memorial
Benjamin Lincoln<br>1733-1810 image. Click for full size.
By Charles Willson Peale, 1784
7. Benjamin Lincoln
1733-1810
1st U.S. Sec. of War 1781-1783
2nd Lt. Gov. of Mass 1788-1789
Lincoln County Courthouse (1915) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 30, 2012
8. Lincoln County Courthouse (1915)
Initially, Lincoln County court sessions were held in the house of Joseph [Josiah] Stovall. After Lincolnton was designated county seat in 1800, a stone courthouse was built. On March 2, 1874, the legislature approved the county borrowing $12,000 for construction of a new courthouse. That year, a new two-story courthouse was constructed. This building served until 1915, when the present courthouse was completed.
Lincoln County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 30, 2012
9. Lincoln County Courthouse
Lincoln County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 30, 2012
10. Lincoln County Courthouse
Lincoln County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 30, 2012
11. Lincoln County Courthouse
Lincoln County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 30, 2012
12. Lincoln County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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