General Info

Lincoln County was established in 1873 from part of Lyon County and named in honor of President Abraham Lincoln. Ivanhoe was selected as the county seat and by 1880 its population had reached 2,945. Early industry was dominated by agriculture and railroad expansion prompted development. By 1900 the population of Lincoln County had reached 8,966 and the area has continued to thrive. Today Lincoln County is home to approximately 5,896 residents.