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Lincoln County was created by an act of the West Virginia Legislature
on February 23, 1867, from parts of Boone, Cabell, Kanawha and Putnam
counties. The county was named for Abraham Lincoln. After the American
Civil War, there was an effort by former Confederates to rename the
area "Davis County" after Jefferson Davis, but the effort proved
Hamlin, the county seat, was named in honor of Hannibal Hamlin, who was
Vice-president under him for whom the county was named.
Jesse, John, David, William and Moses
McComas were the first English settlers in Lincoln County. They
cultivated 20 acres of corn, the first ever grown in the area, in 1799.
Later that year, they returned to Virginia to get their families. Their
families were initially left behind because it was not known if there
were any Indians in the area, or if the soil would be suitable for
cultivation. John Lucas, William Hinch and John Johnson soon joined the
McComas' in the county. They built cabins in the county around 1800.
[source: wikipedia and "The History of West Virginia"]
Incorporated Cities and Towns
* Hamlin * West Hamlin
* Alum Creek (part) * Harts
* Alkol * Atenville * Big Ugly * Branchland * Dollie * Eden Park *
Ferrellsburg * Fourteen * Fry * Gill * Green Shoal * Griffithsville
* Leet * Midkiff * Ranger * Rector * Sod * Spurlockville * Sumerco *
Sweetland * Warren * Wewanta * Yawkey
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