Lincoln County, Tennessee

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Lincoln County, Tennessee
Lincoln County tn seal
Map of Tennessee highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of USA TN
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded 1809
Seat Fayetteville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

571 sq mi (1,479 km²)

0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.07%
 - (2000)
 - Density

54/sq mi (21/km²)

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 31,340. Its county seat is Fayetteville6. It is named for Major General Benjamin Lincoln, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,478 km² (571 sq mi). 1,477 km² (570 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.07%) is water.

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census² of 2000, there were 31,340 people, 12,503 households, and 9,077 families residing in the county. The population density was 21/km² (55/sq mi). There were 13,999 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (24/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.26% White, 7.35% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. 1.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,503 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,434, and the median income for a family was $41,211. Males had a median income of $30,917 versus $21,722 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,837. About 10.00% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.80% of those under age 18 and 19.90% of those age 65 or over.

History Edit

The Lincoln County Process, used in the distillation of Tennessee whiskey, is named for this county, as Jack Daniel's distillery was originally located here. However, a subsequent redrawing of county lines resulted in the establishment of adjacent Moore County, where it is now located, so no current Lincoln County business uses its namesake process.

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Coordinates: 35°08′N 86°35′W / 35.14, -86.59

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