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History of

Lincoln County, Missouri
This page last updated 24 February 2011


A Bit of Information and History 

Lincoln County was organized December 14, 1818  (effective January 1, 1819) from St. Charles County, and named for Benjamin Lincoln, revolutionary war general.  In 1860, the population of Lincoln County, both white and black, was 14,210.   11,347 were white with 2,863 being listed as black.  The State of Missouri had a total population of 1,182,012 in 1860.

Checkout Lincoln County Tidbits of History page (below) for more on our county's history. We'll be adding to this page, so keep checking back.

County History

Tidbits of Lincoln County History (a broad overview)
Lincoln County in 1904
History of Lincoln County, Missouri by Dr. Joseph A. Mudd, 1878,  Transcribed by Patricia (Jamerson) Archer, 2001.
Comprehensive Index of Names to The History of Lincoln County, Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Company 1888.  Indexed by Emily Wilson, 2007.  Note: This is a large Adobe Acrobat file.  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.  You can get it here.  Emily will do lookups in this book.  Click here for her e-mail address.  Also, if you have suggestions for other Lincoln County books that need to be indexed, Emily would like to know about them.
The First Settlers from History of Lincoln County, Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Company 1888
Pioneer Taxpayers in 1821 from History of Lincoln County, Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Company 1888
County Officers from History of Lincoln County, Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Company 1888
County Poor Asylum and Farm from History of Lincoln County, Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Company 1888
PORTRAIT and BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD of ST. CHARLES, LINCOLN and WARREN COUNTIES, MISSOURI. Chicago: Chapman Publishing Co., 1895. On the St. Charles City-County Library District pages. Thanks to Neal Underwood for the link.
Claudia Lasater's Blog: Author of "Out of Many Waters" -- Author's blog on the historical novel about the pioneering Howdeshell Family in Kentucky and Missouri.

Links to Other Historical Tracts

A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri Wm. S. Bryan and Robert Rose, 1876
A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets Past and Present of Lincoln County, Missouri Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser
New book:  La Charrette: Village Gateway to the American West , Lowell M. Schake
The 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (World Fair)
Index of names that appear in the tract Truxton and Nostalgia, prepared by Emily Wilson (who will do lookups in the original tract)

Townships

Bedford
Burr Oak
Clark
Cuivre Tract
Hawk Point
Hurricane
Millwood
Monroe
Ninevah
Prairie
Snow Hill
Union
Waverly

Towns (Most town histories from Goodspeed's History of Lincoln County, 1888.)

Alexandria
Auburn
Briscoe
Brevator
Cap-au-Gris
Chain-of-Rocks
Chantilla
Elsberry
"Elsberry", The History of Lincoln County, Missouri, (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888), p. 408.
Foreword, introductory paragraphs and Index, The History of Elsberry, Missouri, 1673-1955, by Clarence Cannon, A.M., LL.B., LL.D., M.C.
Falmouth
Foley
Hurricane
Jonesville
Louisville
Moscow
Moscow Mills
New Hope
New Salem
Old Monroe
Troy
Truxton
Whiteside
Winfield

Area Church Histories

History of Methodist Churches
History of Presbyterian Churches
History of Millwood and St. Alphonsus Parish
Organized 1821 -- New Hope Baptist
Organized 1822 -- Corinth Christian Church, Foley
Organized 1831 -- First Presbyterian Church of Troy
Organized 1831 -- Bryants Creek Baptist Church
Organized 1834 -- Mt. Zion Associate Reformed Presbyterian
Organized 1853 -- Asbury Methodist Church
Organized 1867 -- Star Hope Baptist
Organized 1869 -- Smith Chapel United Methodist
Organized 1882 -- Methodist Episcopal (AME)
Organized 1884 -- Lost Creek Baptist
Organized 1887 -- First Christian (Disciples of Christ)
Organized 1923 -- Church of God in Christ
Organized 1885 -- Sugar Creek Church

Organized circa 1822 -- Troy (now called Sand Run) Church

Cemetery Histories

Highland Prairie Cemetery (established abt 1850)

Wilson Chapel Cemetery

 


This file has been compiled and produced for the USGenWeb / MOGenWeb Lincoln Co. Page by County Coordinator, 1998, 1999, 2000, Patricia SummersSmith.  It has been compiled, produced and maintained by County Coordinator Carl Hampe,© 2011.

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