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Lincoln COUNTY
The county was founded December 14, 1818, and named for Major General Benjamin Lincoln of the American Revolutionary War.

Its county seat is Troy.

According to Goodspeed's History of Lincoln County, Missouri (1888), Lincoln County was named by Major Christopher Clark, the first permanent white settler, when he addressed the Territorial Legislature saying, "I was born, sir, in Link-Horn County, N.C., I lived for many years in Link-Horn County in old Kain-tuck. I wish to die in Link-Horn County, in Missouri; and I move, therefore, that the blank in the bill be filled with the name Link-Horn." The motion was carried unanimously and the clerk, not adopting the frontier parlance of the Major, wrote "Lincoln" in the blank spa ce of the bill.
Others say it was named for Major General Benjamin Lincoln who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

Cities and Villages
 Cave * Chain of Rocks * Elsberry * Foley * Fountain N' Lakes * Hawk Point * Moscow M ills *
Old Monroe * Silex * Troy (county seat) * Truxton * Whiteside * Winfield

Unincorporated Communities
 Briscoe * Corso * Olney



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Feb. 2017
Obituaries- Thomas J. Fletcher
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