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Welcome to Lincoln ...

The city of Lincoln is located in Talladega County<1>.

The location of Lincoln has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Lincoln, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1856.

When the people of Lincoln refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lincolnite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lincoln has a population of 6,777 people<4> (see below for details).

Lincoln is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Lincoln lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Lincoln (for example, toward Tallapoosa (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The ZIP code for Lincoln: 35096<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lincoln had an population of 6,777 people. This is an increase of 8.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 48.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lincoln had a population of 6,266 people (or 7.61% of the total population of Talladega County). This makes Lincoln the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Lincoln represents 0.13% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 90th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,266 people, the population of Lincoln increased 36.9% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,577 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lincoln.

Communities Also Named Lincoln ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Alabama communities named Lincoln: This one is located in Talladega County and the other is located in Madison County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 63 communities that are also named Lincoln - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Delaware, Florida (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (6), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (3), Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (2), North Dakota, Ohio (3), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (3), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah (2), Vermont, Virginia, Washington (3), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lincoln.

Communities near Lincoln ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lincoln.

  • Oxford
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Anniston
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Talladega
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Pell City
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Margaret
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margaret have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margaret
    • Margaret is located in Saint Clair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,287 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Margaret
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Margaret <7>
  • Odenville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Ashville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashville
    • Ashville is located in Saint Clair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,396 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Ashville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashville <7>
  • Ragland
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Munford
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Ohatchee
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lincoln. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lincoln.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lincoln. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lincoln.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lincoln. See our Newspapers Page for Lincoln.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lincoln ...

Looking for more information about Lincoln? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lincoln, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lincoln.

Adding Lincoln to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lincoln in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Lincoln was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Lincoln post office opened in 1856.

We also found Lincoln in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lincoln.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lincoln. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Talladega, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Lincoln refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Lincoln may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lincoln.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lincoln - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lincoln). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lincoln or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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