Lincoln City, Indiana

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Lincoln City, Indiana
Lincoln City is located in Indiana
Lincoln City
Lincoln City
Lincoln City is located in the United States
Lincoln City
Lincoln City
Coordinates: 38°07′16″N 86°59′55″W / 38.12111°N 86.99861°W / 38.12111; -86.99861
CountryUnited States
Elevation436 ft (133 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)812, 930
FIPS code18-43884[2]
GNIS feature ID437907

Lincoln City is an unincorporated community in Carter Township, Spencer County in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Indiana.[3] It lies five minutes south of Interstate 64, northeast of Evansville, and approximately twenty miles north of the Ohio River.


Lincoln City was laid out in 1872[4] when the railroad was extended to that point.[5] The community was named for the Lincoln family.[5] Nearby is the Nancy Hanks Lincoln Memorial, as well as the site of the Lincoln log cabin, built in 1816. President Abraham Lincoln spent much of his childhood (from the ages of 7 to 21) on this farm, and as a young man he practiced law at the nearby Spencer County courthouse. Also located in Lincoln City is the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, a national park managed by the National Park Service that includes a Living Historical Farm that attempts to recreate the early nineteenth-century period during which the Lincoln family lived in the area. The living-history farm is a working pioneer-style homestead with a cabin, outbuildings, split rail fences, animals, gardens, and field crops. NPS interpreters in period clothing perform a variety of activities typical of the 1820s, and the farm's grounds are open year-round. The farm is staffed from mid-April through September full-time, and intermittently in October. The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is located on Highway 162 across from Lincoln State Park.

The Lincoln City post office has been in operation since 1892.[6]


Heritage Hills High School is located in Lincoln City. It is one of two high schools in Spencer County.

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State Park[edit]

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  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Lincoln City, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  4. ^ Willis, Wanda Lou (2004). More Haunted Hoosier Trails. Emmis Books. p. 191. ISBN 978-1-57860-182-0.
  5. ^ a b History of Warrick, Spencer, and Perry Counties, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Goodspeed. 1885. p. 365.
  6. ^ "Spencer County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 9, 2016.

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Coordinates: 38°07′16″N 86°59′55″W / 38.12111°N 86.99861°W / 38.12111; -86.99861