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Talladega County, Alabama


"MotorSports City"

Page Contents for Lincoln, Alabama

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions




Statistics & Facts

The Alabama state capital is Montgomery.
The population of Lincoln is approximately 4,577 (2000), 6266 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,335 (1990), 2478 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lincoln is 47.736 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.135 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lincoln to Washington DC is 645 miles.
The distance to the Alabama state capital is 86 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lincoln is positioned 33.59 degrees north of the equator and 86.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The average winter temperature is 52 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 85 degrees F.


44 miles east of Birmingham and 106 miles west of Atlanta
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History & History Related Items

This is a history page for Lincoln.

There are several views on how the community of Lincoln was named. Some feel it was named for President Abraham Lincoln. Others, using supportive documents, say it was named for a soldier of the Revolutionary War, Benjamin Lincoln, who was a famous war hero in the area. Still others believe that the town was named because three of the early leaders were from a county named Lincoln. History doesn't state exactly which Lincoln County the three men were from, but many believe it was either Georgia or North Carolina. The names of the men were Theodore Burns, John Groce, and Henry Turner.
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The settling of Lincoln


The founding of Lincoln

January 17, 1856, when the post office was officially opened.

The incorporation of Lincoln



Learn about Attractions in and around Lincoln.

The Talladega Superspeedway, sometimes referred to as "The World's Fastest Speedway."

The Coosa River
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Lincoln City Government

The city of Lincoln
33 Complex Drive
Lincoln, Alabama 35096
Phone: 205/763-7777
Fax 205/763-7394

Lincoln has a Mayor/City Council form of government.

Lincoln Schools

Lincoln Elementary School
Phone: 205-763-7450

Drew Middle School
Phone: 205/763-7621

Lincoln High School
Phone: 205/763-7716 Lincoln


The population of Lincoln was:
1999 - 5,500
2000 - 4,577

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