Lincolnton

Lincolnton

Lincolnton was established in 1785 as the county seat of Lincoln County, NC, located to the west of Lake Norman.    The city was laid out around the county’s courthouse in quadrants, and was named for Major General Benjamin Lincoln who served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.  This area is steeped in war history – there are many historical markers in and around Lincolnton for those history buffs.  This area was settled by farmers, but also is famous for its ironworks, mills and potteries, in fact, the first textile mill built in North Carolina was built here (the Schenck-Warlick Mill).

Lincolnton’s various historic districts of South Aspen, North Aspen, West Main and East Main Streets make it a charming place to live and work.  The city has a wonderful Parks and Recreation department that maintains three lovely parks and offers all sorts of programs for residents.  They also maintain the Marcia G. Cloninger Rail Trail, which they are working to expand even farther.  The downtown area is very active, hosting events such as the art gallery crawl and the spring fling. The Lincoln County Farmers Market provides a marketplace for farmers and home gardeners to sell produce, plants, and other items – they open seasonally on Saturdays, Tuesday and Thursdays.

There are many neighborhoods from which to choose, and a big draw is that taxes in Lincoln County are lower that those in Mecklenburg.

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