With a population just over 10,000,
Lincolnton has maintained its small town charm while providing big
city opportunities. Lincoln County covers 309 square miles and claims
Lincolnton (est. 1785) as the county seat.
An exemplary environment for living,
working and playing, Lincoln County fosters family-centered values
and a deep respect for "hearth and home." This is a community where
neighbors greet one another with broad smiles and warm handshakes,
respecting differences and embracing diversity.
Historically a community with deep
agricultural roots, progressive ideas in Lincoln County have opened
doors for a wide range of new and relocating businesses: recruitment
of clean, non-polluting companies has permitted the area to diversify
its industrial base. Local businesses appreciate the competent, skilled
work force found in Lincoln County.
Lincoln County Schools are accredited
by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and academics
a high priority here. The system boasts nine elementary schools,
three middle and high schools,
of before and after school day care for elementary age children.
The Science and Technology summer camp offers additional academic
enrichment. Higher learning is offered by the Lincoln County School
of Technology, along with a number of colleges and universities within
easy driving distance.
Lincoln County has a moderate climate
with an average annual temperature of 59.1 degrees. January is the
month, with an average temperature of 38.5 degrees, and July averages
of 76.7 degrees.
Medical Center provides physicians and registered nurses, 24-hour
emergency room, and county ambulance service, while private physicians
various medical fields practice in the county.
With majestic mountains to the west
and Lake Norman to the east, Lincoln County offers a variety of recreational
Tap your feet and clap your hands at
the Alive After Five concert series in summer. Take it easy at the
annual Apple Festival
in fall. Celebrate the holidays at the Christmas Parade and take
a Carriage Ride in winter.
Lincolnton's classic downtown is a
top destination for pottery and antique browsers.
Walkers, joggers, strollers and cyclists
use the Marcia H. Cloninger Rail-Trail to stretch their legs and
renew their souls.
Lincolnton has been host to historic
celebrations and community theatre production of literary, art,
photography competitions, North Carolina Symphony concerts, Broadway
entertainers and regional and local performers. Spearheading
these efforts is the Lincoln Cultural Center, a beautiful
historic landmark in the heart of downtown.