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Lincoln County, Missouri
Lincoln County MO Courthouse 20141022 A.jpg
Lincoln County Courthouse in Troy
Map of Missouri highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded December 14, 1818
Named for Benjamin Lincoln
Seat Troy
Largest city Troy
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

640 sq mi (1,658 km²)
627 sq mi (1,624 km²)
14 sq mi (36 km²), 2.2
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

59,574
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.lcmo.us

An old barn in rural Lincoln County

Lincoln County is located in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2020 census, the population was 59,574.[1] Its county seat is Troy.[2] The county was founded December 14, 1818, and named for Major General Benjamin Lincoln of the American Revolutionary War.[3]

Lincoln County is part of the St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[]

According to Goodspeed's History of Lincoln County, Missouri (1888), Lincoln County was named by Major Christopher Clark, the first permanent white settler in an address to the Territorial Legislature. He said, "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 space of the bill. Others say it was named for Major General Benjamin Lincoln, who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

Notable people[]

  • Frederick Gilmer Bonfils - Denver Post publisher
  • Clarence Cannon - Congressmember and notable U.S. House Parliamentarian from Elsberry, Missouri
  • Pamela Hupp - [Murderer]

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 640 square miles (1,700 km2), of which 627 square miles (1,620 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (2.2%) is water.[4] The county's eastern border with Illinois is formed by the Mississippi River.

Adjacent counties[]

Major highways[]

  • US 61.svg U.S. Route 61
  • MO-47.svg Route 47
  • MO-79.svg Route 79
  • MO-147.svg Route 147

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 1,662
1830 4,059 144.2%
1840 7,449 83.5%
1850 9,421 26.5%
1860 14,210 50.8%
1870 15,960 12.3%
1880 17,426 9.2%
1890 18,346 5.3%
1900 18,352 0%
1910 17,003 −7.4%
1920 15,956 −6.2%
1930 13,929 −12.7%
1940 14,395 3.3%
1950 13,478 −6.4%
1960 14,783 9.7%
1970 18,041 22.0%
1980 22,193 23.0%
1990 28,892 30.2%
2000 38,944 34.8%
2010 52,566 35.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2020[9]2020[1]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 38,944 people, 13,851 households, and 10,554 families residing in the county. The population density was 62 people per square mile (24/km2). There were 15,511 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.13% White, 1.74% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Approximately 1.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.7% were of German, 17.0% American, 10.9% Irish and 7.4% English ancestry.

There were 13,851 households, out of which 40.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.80% were non-families. 19.70% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 30.00% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,592, and the median income for a family was $47,747. Males had a median income of $35,564 versus $23,270 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,149. About 6.20% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.60% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.

Education[]

Public schools[]

  • Silex R-I School DistrictSilex
    • Silex Elementary School (K-06)
    • Silex High School (07-12)
  • Elsberry R-II School DistrictElsberry
    • Clarence Cannon Elementary School (PK-04)
    • Ida Cannon Middle School (05-08)
    • Elsberry High School (09-12)
  • Troy R-III School DistrictTroy
    • Early Childhood Education Center (Pre-K & PAT)
    • Boone Elementary School (K-05)
    • Claude Brown Elementary School (K-05)
    • Cuivre Park Elementary School (K-05)
    • Hawk Point Elementary School (K-05)
    • Lincoln Elementary School (K-05)
    • Main Street Elementary School (K-05)
    • William R. Cappel Elementary School (K-05)
    • Troy Middle School (06-08)
    • Troy South Middle School (06-08)
    • Ninth Grade Center (09)
    • Troy Buchanan High School (10-12)
    • New Horizons High School (10-12)
  • Winfield R-IV School DistrictWinfield
    • Winfield Elementary School (PK-02)
    • Winfield Intermediate School (03-05)
    • Winfield Middle School (06-08)
    • Winfield High School (09-12)
  • Wright City R-II - Wright City
    • Additionally, the Wright City R-II serves southern portions of Lincoln County.

Private schools[]

Public libraries[]

  • Powell Memorial Library[11]

Politics[]

Local[]

The Republican Party mostly controls politics at the local level in Lincoln County. Republicans hold all but four of the elected positions in the county.[12][13][14]

Lincoln County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Kevin L. Bishop Republican
Circuit Clerk Karla Allsberry Republican
County Clerk Crystal Hall Democratic
Collector Jessica Zumwalt Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Joe Kiamann Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Mike Mueller Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Matt Bass Republican
Coroner Ryan Parker Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Michael L. Wood Republican
Public Administrator Sandy Jung Republican
Recorder Dottie D. Crenshaw Democratic
Sheriff Rick Harrell Republican
Surveyor Donald “Tec” Parr Democratic
Treasurer Brenda O'Brien Democratic

State[]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2020 72.70% 21,014 24.62% 7,116 2.68% 775
2016 58.56% 14,536 37.68% 9,352 3.76% 934
2012 49.29% 11,092 47.64% 10,730 3.12% 703
2008 45.43% 10,589 52.33% 12,197 2.23% 521
2004 53.75% 10,626 44.64% 8,824 1.61% 318
2000 52.12% 8,282 44.26% 7,034 3.62% 575
1996 43.69% 5,507 53.93% 6,797 2.38% 300

Lincoln County is divided into three legislative districts in the Missouri House of Representatives.

  • District 40 — Chad Perkins (R-Bowling Green). Consists of the northernmost section of the county.
Missouri House of Representatives — District 40 — Lincoln County (2020)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Chad Perkins 270 97.12%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 40 — Lincoln County (2018)[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jim hansen 202 97.58%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 40 — Lincoln County (2016)[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jim Hansen 232 100.00% +23.78
Missouri House of Representatives — District 40 — Lincoln County (2014)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jim Hansen 125 76.22% +17.79
Democratic Lowell Jackson 39 23.78% -17.79
Missouri House of Representatives — District 40 — Lincoln County (2012)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jim Hansen 156 58.43%
Democratic Paul Quinn 111 41.57%
  • District 41 — Randy Pietzman (R-Troy). Consists of most of the entire county and includes the communities of Cave, Elsberry, Foley, Hawk Point, Silex, Troy, Truxton, and Whiteside.
Missouri House of Representatives — District 41 — Lincoln County (2020)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Randy Pietzman 18,148 97.73%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 41 — Lincoln County (2018)[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Randy Pietzman 10,612 68.57%
Democratic David Beckham 4,848 31.33%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 41 — Lincoln County (2016)[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Randy Pietzman 15,609 100.00% +38.21
Missouri House of Representatives — District 41 — Lincoln County (2014)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Randy Pietzman 6,243 61.79% +20.10
Democratic Dan Dildine 3,861 38.21% -20.10
Missouri House of Representatives — District 41 — Lincoln County (2012)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ed Schieffer 9,589 58.31%
Republican Beverly Steiniger 6,857 41.69%
  • District 64 — Tony Lovasco (R- O'Fallon) Includes the southeast corner of the county and the communities of Chain of Rocks, Fountain N' Lakes, Moscow Mills, Old Monroe, and Winfield.
Missouri House of Representatives — District 64 — Lincoln County (2020)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tony Lovasco 5,786 75.90%
Democratic Aaliyah Bailey 1,829 23.99%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 64 — Lincoln County (2018)[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tony Lovasco 3,448 63.80%
Democratic Shawn Finklein 1,946 36.01%

All of Lincoln County is a part of Missouri's 10th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Jeanie Riddle (R-Fulton).

Missouri Senate — District 10 — Lincoln County (2018)[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jeanie Riddle 14,652 69.22%
Democratic Ayanna Shivers 6,490 30.66%
Missouri Senate — District 10 — Lincoln County (2014)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jeanie Riddle 7,542 56.52%
Democratic Ed Scheiffer 5,802 44.48%
United States presidential election results for Lincoln County, Missouri[19]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 21,848 75.17% 6,607 22.73% 610 2.10%
2016 18,159 72.31% 5,575 22.20% 1,380 5.49%
2012 14,332 62.93% 7,734 33.96% 710 3.12%
2008 12,924 54.72% 10,234 43.33% 461 1.95%
2004 11,316 57.04% 8,368 42.18% 155 0.78%
2000 8,549 53.72% 6,961 43.74% 403 2.53%
1996 4,897 38.83% 5,644 44.75% 2,070 16.41%
1992 3,718 29.13% 5,453 42.72% 3,594 28.16%
1988 5,305 53.38% 4,605 46.34% 28 0.28%
1984 6,137 65.10% 3,290 34.90% 0 0.00%
1980 4,963 53.17% 4,110 44.03% 262 2.81%
1976 3,581 43.99% 4,473 54.95% 86 1.06%
1972 5,127 64.81% 2,784 35.19% 0 0.00%
1968 3,185 41.78% 3,142 41.21% 1,297 17.01%
1964 2,271 31.26% 4,993 68.74% 0 0.00%
1960 3,471 47.78% 3,793 52.22% 0 0.00%
1956 3,114 43.83% 3,990 56.17% 0 0.00%
1952 3,458 46.19% 4,020 53.69% 9 0.12%
1948 2,135 33.70% 4,190 66.13% 11 0.17%
1944 2,910 43.45% 3,773 56.33% 15 0.22%
1940 3,035 40.57% 4,420 59.09% 25 0.33%
1936 2,258 32.61% 4,625 66.80% 41 0.59%
1932 1,604 26.46% 4,428 73.06% 29 0.48%
1928 2,722 44.71% 3,356 55.12% 10 0.16%
1924 2,563 41.63% 3,419 55.53% 175 2.84%
1920 3,209 46.45% 3,660 52.97% 40 0.58%
1916 1,642 39.66% 2,468 59.61% 30 0.72%
1912 1,258 33.17% 2,326 61.32% 209 5.51%
1908 1,620 38.51% 2,555 60.73% 32 0.76%
1904 1,462 38.12% 2,295 59.84% 78 2.03%
1900 1,563 35.47% 2,761 62.65% 83 1.88%
1896 1,564 34.12% 3,003 65.51% 17 0.37%
1892 1,380 35.15% 2,508 63.88% 38 0.97%
1888 1,628 40.57% 2,380 59.31% 5 0.12%



Federal[]

U.S. Senate — Missouri — (2018)[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Josh Hawley 13,140 61.05%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 7,391 34.34%
[[Independent Party (United States)|Template:Independent Party (United States)/meta/shortname]] Craig O'Dear 540 2.51%
Libertarian Japheth Campbell 306 1.42%
Green Jo Crain 125 0.58%
U.S. Senate — Missouri — (2016)[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Roy Blunt 14,061 56.70% +8.57
Democratic Jason Kander 9,264 37.35% -7.97
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 751 3.03% -3.52
Green Johnathan McFarland 305 1.23% +1.23
Constitution Fred Ryman 419 1.69% +1.69
U.S. Senate — Missouri — (2012)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 10,225 45.32%
Republican Todd Akin 10,860 48.13%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 1.479 6.55%

All of Lincoln County is included in Missouri's 3rd Congressional District and is currently represented by Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 3rd Congressional District — Lincoln County (2020)[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 21,592 75.88%
Democratic Megan Rezabek 6,179 21.72%
Libertarian Leonard J Steinman II 665 2.34%
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 3rd Congressional District — Lincoln County (2018)[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 14,475 68.22%
Democratic Katy Geppert 6,232 29.37%
Libertarian Donald Stolle 495 2.33%
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 3rd Congressional District — Lincoln County (2016)[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 16,826 69.05% +0.87
Democratic Kevin Miller 6,429 26.38% -0.52
Libertarian Dan Hogan 775 3.18% -1.74
Constitution Doanita Simmons 338 1.39% +1.39
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District — Lincoln County (2014)[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 8,804 68.18% +7.45
Democratic Courtney Denton 3,473 26.90% -8.15
Libertarian Steven Hedrick 635 4.92% +0.70
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 3rd Congressional District — Lincoln County (2012)[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer 13,171 60.73%
Democratic Eric Mayer 7,601 35.05%
Libertarian Steven Wilson 916 4.22%

Communities[]

Cities and villages[]

  • Cave
  • Chain of Rocks
  • Elsberry
  • Foley
  • Fountain N' Lakes
  • Hawk Point
  • Moscow Mills
  • Old Monroe
  • Silex
  • Troy (county seat)
  • Truxton
  • Whiteside
  • Winfield

Unincorporated communities[]

  • Apex
  • Argentville
  • Auburn
  • Brevator
  • Briscoe
  • Brussells
  • Cap au Gris
  • Chantilly
  • Corso
  • Dameron
  • Davis
  • Ethlyn
  • Fairview
  • Famous
  • Louisville
  • Mackville
  • Millwood
  • New Hope
  • Okete
  • Olney
  • South Troy

See also[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Lincoln County, Missouri

References[]

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  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. pp. 185–186. https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_RfAuAAAAYAAJ. 
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  9. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/29/29113.html. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. 
  11. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Powell Memorial Library". Libraries.org. https://librarytechnology.org/library/20402. 
  12. ^ "Elected Officials Lincoln County MO". https://lcmo.us/elected-officials/. 
  13. ^ a b c d e "2020 General Election Results". https://lincolncountymoclerk.gov/download/november-3-2020-general-election/?wpdmdl=1496&refresh=6240cb35801bf1648413493. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f "2018 General Election Results". https://lincolncountymoclerk.gov/download/november-6-2018-general-election-results/?ind=1627069774514&filename=1627069774wpdm_00-Election-Summary.html&wpdmdl=1489&refresh=6240cf98c11161648414616. 
  15. ^ a b c d "Lincoln County - General Election - November 8, 2016". Lincoln County Clerk. November 14, 2016. http://lcclerk.com/download/archived_election_results/november_8,_2016_general_election_results_/00%20ELECTION%20SUMMARY.HTML. 
  16. ^ a b c d "Lincoln County, Missouri Official Results General Election". Lincoln County Clerk. November 4, 2014. http://lcclerk.com/download/archived_election_results/current_unofficial_results/00%20ELECTION%20SUMMARY.HTM. 
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  18. ^ "Lincoln County, Missouri Official Results General Election". Lincoln County Clerk. November 12, 2018. http://lcclerk.com/download/elections/results(2)/00-Election-Summary.html. 
  19. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 

Further reading[]

  • History of Lincoln County, Missouri, from the earliest time to the present: including a department devoted to the preservation of sundry personal, business, professional and private records, besides a valuable fund of notes original observation.... (1888) full text

External links[]

Coordinates: 39°04′N 90°58′W / 39.06, -90.96


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