Lincoln Township, Story County, Iowa

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Lincoln Township
Location in Story County
Location in Story County
Coordinates: 42°09′55″N 093°17′30″W / 42.16528°N 93.29167°W / 42.16528; -93.29167Coordinates: 42°09′55″N 093°17′30″W / 42.16528°N 93.29167°W / 42.16528; -93.29167
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Story
 • Total 35.3 sq mi (91 km2)
 • Land 35.3 sq mi (91 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)  0.0%
Elevation 1,066 ft (325 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 856
 • Density 24/sq mi (9/km2)
ZIP Code 50278
Area code(s) 641

Lincoln Township is a township in Story County, Iowa, USA. At the 2000 census, its population was 856.


Lincoln Township covers an area of 35.3 square miles (91 km2) and contains the incorporated town of Zearing. According to the USGS, it contains one cemetery: the Zearing Cemetery.

US 65.svg U.S. Route 65 runs north-south through the township and County Road E18 runs east-west. County Road E18 was formerly Iowa Hwy 221 until it was decommissioned on July 1, 2003, and redesignated as a county road.

Story County maintains Dakins Lake, a 41-acre (170,000 m2) park located just north of Zearing in Lincoln Township. It has a 5-acre (20,000 m2) lake stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, and crappie. It also has a small restored prairie and wooded areas.


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