Lincolnton, North Carolina

Introduction to Lincolnton, North Carolina

Lincolnton, North Carolina, in Lincoln County, is 15 miles N of Gastonia, North Carolina and 28 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metropolitan area with. Lincolnton’s population is approximately 9,965.

Lincolnton History

Lincolnton is the county seat of Lincoln County. It was established in 1785 and named in honor of Major General Benjamin Lincoln, who served in the army during the Revolutionary War. Michael Schenck established the first textile mill in the area sometime around 1813, but a flood destroyed it in 1816. In 1819, Schenck, James Bivens and John Hoke got together and constructed a larger plant called the Lincoln Cotton Mills, which they operated until the Civil War began.

Lincolnton and nearby Attractions

  • Carolinas Aviation Museum
  • Historic Rural Hill Farm
  • Crowders Mountain State Park
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
  • Carowinds

Things To Do In Lincolnton

Nearby museums include Carolinas Aviation Museum, the Hickory Museum of Art and the Catawba Science Center, while the Historic Rural Hill Farm and the Latta Plantation are the local historical sites. Local Parks and recreational areas include Crowders Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain National Military Park and Kings Mountain State Park. The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and the Tweetsie Railroad are nearby as well.

Lincolnton Transportation

Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is the closest major airport.

Lincolnton Higher Education

Nearby Colleges include Belmont Abbey College, Catawba Valley Community College and Gaston College.

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