Lincolnton in Lincoln County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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. Touch 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 6 miles of this marker, measured 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); Dooly Spring (approx. 5.8 miles away); General Elijah Clark (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 24, 1733 – (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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 7, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2. submitted on July 18, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 7, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on July 18, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.