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Welcome to Lincolnton ...

The city of Lincolnton is located in Lincoln County<1> and is the County Seat for Lincoln County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lincolnton has a population of 11,348 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lincolnton.

Lincolnton is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Lincolnton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Lincolnton: (704) & (980)<5>

Websites for Lincolnton ...

Official Website: www.co.lincoln.nc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lincolnton had an population of 11,348 people. This is an increase of 8.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lincolnton had a population of 10,486 people (which is 13.4% of the total population of Lincoln County). This makes Lincolnton the county's most populous community.

The population of Lincolnton represents 0.11% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 79th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,486 people, the population of Lincolnton increased 5.23% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,965 people).

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

Communities Also Named Lincolnton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Lincolnton - they are located in Georgia and New York.

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

Communities near Lincolnton ...

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

  • Gastonia [Gaston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gastonia
    • Gastonia [Gaston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Lincolnton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,640 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gastonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gastonia<7>
  • Hickory [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
    • Hickory [Catawba County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Lincolnton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
  • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornelius
    • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Lincolnton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,804 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornelius have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornelius
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornelius<7>
  • Mount Holly [Gaston County]
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    • Mount Holly [Gaston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Lincolnton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,415 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Holly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Holly<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newton [Catawba County]
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      • Newton [Catawba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Lincolnton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,224 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<7>
    • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Mountain
      • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Lincolnton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,118 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kings Mountain<7>
    • Conover [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conover
      • Conover [Catawba County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Lincolnton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,573 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conover<7>
    • Cherryville [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryville
      • Cherryville [Gaston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Lincolnton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherryville<7>
    • Bessemer City [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer City
      • Bessemer City [Gaston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Lincolnton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,645 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bessemer City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer City<7>
    • Long View [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long View
      • Long View [Burke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Lincolnton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View

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 Lincolnton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lincolnton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lincolnton. 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 Lincolnton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lincolnton. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lincolnton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lincolnton ...

Looking for more information about Lincolnton? 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 Lincolnton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lincolnton.

Adding Lincolnton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lincolnton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lincolnton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lincolnton on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Lincoln County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lincolnton: www.co.lincoln.nc.us/

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Lincoln, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lincolnton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lincolnton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lincolnton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lincolnton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LincolntonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lincolnton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4743, Longitude: -81.2387       In this case, the coordinates for Lincolnton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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