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Lincoln County, Missouri

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The county was founded December 14, 1818. According to Goodspeed's History of Lincoln County, Missouri (1888), Lincoln County was named by Major Christopher Clark, the first permanent white settler in an address to the Territorial Legislature. He said, "I was born, sir, in Link-Horn County, N.C., I lived for many years in Link-Horn County in old Kain-tuck. I wish to die in Link-Horn County, in Missouri; and I move, therefore, that the blank in the bill be filled with the name Link-Horn." The motion was carried unanimously and the clerk, not adopting the frontier parlance of the Major, wrote "Lincoln" in the blank space of the bill. Others say it was named for Major General Benjamin Lincoln, who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Villages & Communities

Apex | Argentville | Auburn | Brevator | Briscoe | Brussells | Cap au Gris | Cave | Chain of Rocks | Chantilly | Corso | Dameron | Davis | Elsberry | Ethlyn | Fairview | Famous | Foley | Fountain N' Lakes | Hawk Point | Louisville | Mackville | Millwood | Moscow Mills | New Hope | Okete | Old Monroe | Olney | Silex | South Troy | Troy (County Seat) | Truxton | Whiteside | Winefield



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