Lincolnton, Lincoln County, is located in northeast Georgia near the Savannah River, approximately thirty-five miles northwest of Augusta and sixty-five miles east of Athens. The only municipality in Lincoln County, Lincolnton is situated at the intersection of U.S. highway 378 and Georgia highways 43 and 47. The shoreline of Clarks Hill Lake is just a few miles from downtown. According to the 2010 U.S. census, the population was 1,566.
When Lincoln County was created from Wilkes County in 1796, the legislative act provided that county commissioners Revolutionary War (1775-83) who commanded American forces in the southern states. General Lincoln also served as U.S. secretary of war during the latter years of the American Revolution.
In the fall of 1917 downtown Lincolnton, which consisted primarily of wooden structures, was largely destroyed by fire. Rebuilding began in 1918. The current county courthouse in Lincolnton dates from 1915 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Also on the register is the Lamar-Blanchard House (1823), built by Peter Lamar, the "king of Lincoln," and now home to the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, Welcome Center, and Development Authority.
Another Civil War (1861-65). The church has also been used as a school. The Mitchell-Parks House, ordered by mail from Sears Roebuck by a Lincolnton pharmacist about 1910 and assembled at the site, is still occupied as a private residence.
In October 1965, during the height of the civil rights movement, leaders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference organized a voting rights march in Lincolnton, and some of the marchers were attacked and beaten.
Lincolnton has a hometown bank, a weekly newspaper, and a public library and participates in the Better Hometown Program, operated by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. This community-development program is a public-private partnership intended to stimulate the downtown revitalization of small communities with populations between 1,000 and 5,000.
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